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Annapolis, Maryland 

Copyright 1046 

B. M. OasUy 

W. R. Porter 


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W ilium Robert Portrf 


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Which remains beyond our grasp 

Because man still pursues his petty jealousies and hatreds, 
this nation and the world must seek security in the 
uncertainty of armed might. Until a pattern of global fellowship 
and understanding prevails, the Navy will serve America. 




Memories^^»are precious things 

Yes, memories are precious things. When alone, on foreign station, away from friends and those whom 
one holds dear, they come in a flood to bolster our spirits. This book, one might say, is dedicated 
to memories. It is dedicated to those three years we spent together by the Bay. We never 
realized how much those years meant — until they were gone. 

Three years is not a long time. The sands of the hourglass of life run out swiftly, and in the 
average life of man we reckon not so much by threes as by tens. Therefore if one should judge by ordinary 
standards, the time we spent here was not much. 

Yet the three years we spnt together here was a long time. To impatient young men eager 
to go out into the world, the days passed exasperatingly slowly. Living so close, our knowledge of each 
other's ways and habits was accelerated. The time it normally took to form friendships, likes and 
dislikes, thoughts and dreams, was speeded up. We were living an abnormal existence in abnormal times. 

At our entrance, our beginning, we were not a class. We were a group of individuals. 
Some of us were from the West, others from the North, and still others from 
the South. We had many things in conflict, but one thing in common— the desire to be 
a Naval officer. Some of us were destined to be leaders, some were cut out for heroes, and some 
were to be failures. For whatever future, we spent three years preparing. 

This Lucky Bag cannot bring back all the tales of that time now passed. But perhaps 
in the days ahead, it will, in some measure, add a warm fullness to our fading memories. 

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Bremerton and Bayonnc, Mare Island and Newport 
News, Brooklyn and New Orleans, this country has wit- 
nessed the growth of the world's most powerful fleet. 
Lumbering LST's, slugging battleships, and queen-like 
carriers have streamed from these Navy Yards in a torrent 
never witnessed before in history. But ships alone are not 
enough. Men, abundantly endowed 
with training in Naval matters, 
prepared in mind and body for a 
Naval career, must be furnished to 
guide these ships in the performance 
of their appointed duties. 

Familiar to every sailor are the 
spider-like cranes, the gaping dry- 
docks, and the teeming workshops 

of the Navy Yard. The machinists, electricians, welders, 
and architects of these yards leave an indelible mark of 
achievement on each ship. A mark which, through battle 
or peace, will remain with the ship throughout its lifetime 
of service. Familiar to every 
Annapolis man are the grey 
buildings, monuments, and tree- 
covered walks of the "Yard." 
Pennies tossed at an icy Tecum- 
seh in the winter, or P-rades in 
the flower-scented mugginess of 
June will furnish a background 
of memories to follow the Academy graduate through 
the years at sea. 

Many months of planning and research precede the 
construction of a warship. Experts are consulted and layouts 
are drawn up long before the 6rst weld is made. Such plan- 

Shifts and men grow strong together 

ning has resulted in the Navy whose performance is second 
to none. The proper design and layout of its course of in- 
struction has always played an important role at Annapolis, 
also. Over the period of its history, the Naval Academy 
has constantly sought to find the 
best possible system of producing 
the best possible Naval officers. 
Not all of these changes have been 
successful, nor does the Academy 
system lack its critics, but no one 
has questioned the war-proven re- 
sults of an Annapolis education. 
Iron ore from Minnesota, timber from the West, steel from 
the mills of Alabama and Pennsylvania and California, pro- 
ducts from a thousand other areas flow to the Navy Yard. An 
entire nation plays a role in the production of its Fleet. In a 
much similar pattern come the candidates to Annapolis. From 
every state, territory, and many a Southern neighbor arrive 
the men who will rise to lead their country's Navy. 

After the planning stage has 
been completed and the mate- 
rials gathered, the initial step of 
construction is taken and the keel 
of the new warship is laid. It is 
axiomatic that upon the strength 
of the keel depends the strength 
of the ship. Similarly upon a 
Naval officer's "Plebe Year" depends much of his achieve- 
ments in the Fleet. The molding of character, the instilled dis- 
cipline and loyalty developed during this first year furnishes, 
not only a wealth of wardroom stories, but a firm founda- 
tion for the future. 

Months of labor followed the 
laying of a ship's keel, climaxed, 
at length, by its launching and 
a period of outfitting at the dock- 
side. Guns must be emplaced, 
fire-control instruments installed, 
and the warship made ready for 
its duty. At the Naval Academy, 
plebe year draws to a close, and a new class is launched to 
spend its remaining period as underclassmen in preparation 
for first class year. Drills and recitations stretch on for what 
seems an interminable length, 
but, as the ship must be out- 
fitted, so the undergraduate must 
absorb the required knowledge 
in order that he, too, may be 
ready for duty. 

Amid ceremony and crowds 
of well-wishers, the completed 
ship is commissioned. Still unready for sea duty, the ship 
has yet to become a full-fledged and accredited member of 
the Fleet and with her new crew aboard begins the final 
period before leaving the yard. Each June, at Annapolis, a 
new class receives their class rings amid the ceremony of 
the Ring Dance. This event announces their new rank as 
first class, and the commencement of the last year before 
joining the Fleet. 

An invaluable aid in the 
production of a well-built 
Naval vessel is its "shake- 
down cruise." On this 
cruise, at drill and practice, 


the ship is jarred, jolted and tested in an effort to learn her 
faults and strengthen them. To give endurance, agility, and 
confidence to the Naval officer, athletics is unsurpassed. 
The ability to appreciate team- 
** •« work and to command under 

fire develops to its highest degree 
in the Academy sports program. 
At last the warship receives 
her orders and steams to join the 
Fleet — its crew well-drilled, its 
guns well-aligned, and the ship 
itself an evidence of the world's 
finest Naval workmanship. But no ship was ever prepared 
with more care and thought to join the Fleet than the 
graduating midshipman has been prepared over his years at 
the Academy to commence his career as a Naval officer. 
The finished ship, however powerful and well-made, is 
but a part of the entire Fleet. Even so, the graduating 
class at the Naval Academy is 
but one of the many classes of 
the past and the last of many 
more to come. 

The Navy Yards have fur- 
nished the ships; the Naval 
Academy has furnished a por- 
tion of the men who guide 
them. It is our profound desire 

that both these products of our nation will remain so 
efficient and so alert that they will never again be called 
to defend our country. 


The Yard 14 

Administration 28 

Biographies 50 

PlebeYear 284 

Youngster Year 310 

First Class Year 340 

Athletics 370 

First Class Spring 404 

Underclasses 434 

Index of First Class 462 

Advertising 467 


The Mahan Hall clock with its yellow face 

in an autumn night . . . watching the 

"kids" fight for Tecnmseh's pennies . . . 

going home from a Worden Field P-rade . . . 

all form a background of memories 

incident to the training of Annapolis men. 

Within the shipyard . . . scene of ordered 

turmoil ... the thousand sparkles of 

arc welders ... the lofts, the foundries, the 

machine shops, the tiered chasm of dry 

docks ... all reflected in their 

offspring of steel, the ship. 




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The Naval Academy shall be under 

direct supervision of the Bureau 

of Personnel ... The Academic Board 

determining policy . . . From: Office of the 

Commandant of Midshipmen ... the 

Wednesday striper conference . . . these 

and others plan life at the Academy. 

This parallels the painstaking work of the 

planners of the ship ... the designers 

with their blueprints . . . engineers and 

researchers conducting tests . . . 

commanders themselves voicing desires 

and objections . . . For men and 

ship, the planning must be sound. 







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Rear Admiral 
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Comdr. G. D. Hoffman 

Capt. A. P. Randolph 



Comdr. D. E. PwgJi 
Comdr. W. R. Barnes 


ComiJr. E. F. Jackson 

Comdr. C. W. Consolvo 

Comdr. R. H. Phillips J. D. Babb 



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Midshipman Cape. J. P. Flanagan, Jr. 
Second row: Mid'n Comdr. P. G. Miller, Mid'n Lt. Comdr. E. W. 
O'Gallaghan, Mid'n Lt. W. M. Douglass. Third row: Mid'n 
Lt. R. L. Von Gerichten, Mid'n C.P.O. B. N. Bettis, Mid'n 
C.P.O. A. W. Robertson, Jr., Mid'n Lt, ]. B. Copenhaver, Jr. 

Fall Set 




Joe presented the neiv system . . . no more cops and robbers . . . 
shorter jrap sheets . renewed class unity. He believed we should 
hold the sack ■ ■ discipline oj the Brigade became our responsibility. 


Midshipman Capt. D. B. Whicmire 

Second row: Mid'n Comdr. W. P. Blair, Mid'tv Lc. Comdr. F. G. 

Bowman, Mid'n Lt. R. A. Lusk. Third row: Mid'n Lc. W. S. 

Reinschmidt, Mid'n C.P.O. B. N. Beccis, Mid'n C.P.O. R. S. 

Leddick, Mid'n Lc. P. N. Hewccc. 

Winter Set 

Midshipman Captain Whitmire 
The Rock had the punch . . . he threw them straight ... those 
torches had vehher ... "We either all do U or nobody does 
P The stacked him . . . found themselves strolling to 


Fall Set 

Midshipman Comdr. ]. B. Jones 

Second row: J. S. Urban, H. W. Maw. Third row: L. B. Sisson, 

W. R. Dillen, G. W. Ford, Jr., C. E. C. Nimitz 

COMPANY COMMANDERS. J. J. Raftery, ist; H. E. 
Whyte, 2nd; J. G. Albrighc, 3rd; R. G. Lilly, 4th. 

Midshipman Lt. Comdr. R F. Roche 

Second row: J. V. Drago, L. H. Guertin. Third row: J. M. Stevens, 

A. F. Barnes. 

Winter Set 

COMPANY COMMANDERS. A. R. Schuknechc, 1st; C. 
F. Pollock, 2nd; W. F. Thompson, 3rd; J. H. Watkins, Jr., 4th. 

Midshipman Lt. Comdr. D. M. Wells 

Second row: F. B. Bromley, D. Packer. Third row: E. R. Beane, 

J. E. Farley. 


Midshipman Lt. Comdr. E. M. Henry 

Second row: W . R. Cobean, Jr., J. C. Turner. Third row: B. Sanchez, 

D. L. Gardner. 

COMPANY COMMANDERS. J. T. Geary, 5 th; D. L. 
Donohugh, 6th; W. P. Warlick, 7 th; L, H. Russell, 8th. 

Winter Set 

Midshipman Lt. Comdr. A. G. Spahr 

Second row. K. H. Volk, M. M. Gibson. Third row: 1. D LaHayc 

W. J. Cook. 

COMPANY COMMANDERS. C. G. Bate, Jr., 5 th; R N 
Barker, 6th; J. W. Griffin, 7 th; A. C. Carpenter, 8th. 



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Fall Set 

COMPANY COMMANDERS. J. M. Hill, Jr., gth; E. H. Hem- 
mer, 10th; L. F. Ozimek, nth; A. W. Avery, 12th. 

Midshipman Lt. Comdr. L. V. Ritccr, Jr. 
Second row: R. J. Beaubein, J. W. Hanniean. Third row: D. Chad- 
wick, D. R. Toll. 

Winter Set 

Maxon, 10th; F. D. Marshall, 

G. I. Campbell, 9ch; P. B 
nth; J. Ortucay, Jr., 12th. 

Midshipman Lt. Comdr. J. D. Baskin, Jr. 

Second row: P. R. Van Mater, Jr., J. F. Tangney. Third row: 

J. H, Melesky, F. M. Barrell. 


Fait Set 

Midshipman Comdr. J. R. Collier 

Second row: R. E. Moon, Jr., L. ]. Curcin. Third row: K.. S. Coe, 

R. S. Leddick, W. F. Small, W. J. Crowe, Jr. 

Fait Set 

COMPANY COMMANDERS. R. B. Hadden, 13th; T. B. 
Brittain, Jr., 14th; W. C. Carpenter, 15th; B Martin, i6ch. 

Midshipman Lc. Comdr. W. C. Paccon 

Second row: M. R. Clement, Jr., A. H. F. Barlow Third row: 

D. W. Fischer, C. J. Ostertag, Jr. 

Winter Set 

COMPANY COMMANDERS C. S. Carlisle, 13th; J. A. 
Brower, 14th; D. J. Yuengling, Jr., 15th, P. E. Baylor, 16th, 

Midshipman Lc. Comdr. P. L Working 

Second row: T. R. Howard, L. F. Ren:;. Third raw: H R. Weiss, 

G. H. Laning. 


Midshipman Lc. Comdr. P. D. Lowell, Jr. 

Second row: C. D. Alberts, W. R. St. George. Third roiv: J. E. 

Illingworth, W. R. Fitzwilson. 

COMPANY COMMANDERS. M. B. Brown, Jr., 17th; l. 
W, Under, 18th; A. W. Moesta, Jr., 19th; C. W. Otto, 20th. 

Winter Set 

Midshipman Lt. Comdr. J. E. Earl 

Second row: H. I. Tilles, W. T. G. Granat. Third row: M. H. L. 

Jester; J. P. Duckett. 

COMPANY COMMANDERS. E. B. Robbins, 17 th; L A 
Marousek, 18th; J. T. Stephen, 19th; E. W. Thomas, ioth. 


Fall Set 

COMPANY COMMANDERS. R. R. Horner Jr., 2isc; G. G. 
Scrotc, 22nd; D. D. Ansel, 23rd; J, B. Wilson, 24th. 

Midshipman Lt. Comdr. W. G. Ridgeway 

Second row: J. D. Callaway, Jr.. W. B Johnson. Third row: 

L. Bilder. J. E. Snyder. 

Winter Set 

COMPANY COMMANDERS. DX.Bai.e i 2,srH.L.Warren, 
Jr., 22nd; H. E. McDonald, 23rd; W. B. Harbarger, j 

Midshipman Lt. Comdr. J. C. Burlcharc 
Sam d ^ L. C. McG^rc^^S,^ TW, ™,. C. C. Tiffan, . 



The mission of the Naval Academy: to mold 

the material received . . . our class 

entered as students, sailors, workers, soldiers 

. . . from San Diego and Boston, New 

Orleans and Madison . . . the football 

heroes and the slashes . . the also-rans 

of steeplechase and the buckets . . . 

the Class of 1947. 

At the shipyards, into the 

melting pots of the foundry plunge 

many a raw material . . . iron 

and manganese . . . tungsten and scrap 

. steel, carbon, silicon . , . from the mines 

of the West and mills of the East . . . 

but, at the pouring, armor steel. 







William C Rae, Jr 
Erwin J Balljc, Jr 
William A Spencer 
R.R GolJsborough, Jr. 

James W Bowen 

RicharJ G. Colquhoun 
Hilton L. Stanley 

Frcdric G, Bouwman 

Frank D. McMullcn, Jr. 
Paul R. Van Macer, Jr. 
William C Rccdcr 
Ira W. Blair 



Through the three years that we worked together and 
gradually, unconsciously, moulded ourselves into a class, 
the company representatives were the willing leaders that 
helped to knit our wishes into the personality known hazily 
as class spirit. 

Each fall new representatives were chosen to serve in 
their peculiar capacity as advisor to the Executive Depart- 
ment and Mary Haworth to the company. As plebes and 
youngsters these men received first news of our misbehavior 
or of any new "system" of the first class. Not only were 
they councilmcn, but each man also was chairman of his 
company, treasurer of the company funds, and secretary in 
charge of company correspondence. The class crest and 
ring were produced, handled, and paid for with the close 
cooperation of the representatives. 

When first class year arrived, the representatives assisted 
the class officers in drafting class policy. Here was a clear, 
straightforward statement of the conduct we expected of 
ourselves and of the classes below us. With the publication 
of this statement the company representatives settled back 
into the shadows to let the striper conferences transfer class 
policy into reality. 

Robert F. Wenke 
isham W. Linder 

William J, Crowe, Jr. 
Ralph H. Minor 

Samuel A. Pillar 
Patrick L. Working 
Thomas B. Brenner 
Donald E. Gilman 


Kenneth P. Scars 

Theodore R Johnson, Jr. 
Hevward E. McDonald 
William E. Benckart 

Nineteen Forty-Seven 

Class Officers 

This was the big year for changes. And Forty-seven 
seemed to be the class that could handle them. For two 
years we had watched from the ranks as other classes before 
us played the first class game. For some reason we felt we 
could do better. 

It must have started with the summer of 1943 — that 
feeling that we were a good gang of men. The feeling grew 
as time passed and it was reflected in a fine showing of class 
spirit and coordinated action on questions of class policy. 
This confidence extended itself to our upperclass and our 
officers and created a genuine cordiality between us. 

Donning newly-created brigade stripes was the beginning 
of an eventful year. The end of the war brought its unique 
problems. The Centennial gave us our first chance to play 
host to the Navy and the nation. A progressive-minded 
Commandant and an able brigade organization produced 
startling changes in the "Navy way." The new system 
was really new this time, and the class carried its share of 
the responsibility. It was our first chance to handle the 

William W. Barron . . . integrated efforts 
of the class . . called meetings . fos- 
tered class policy . . represcnceJ brigade 
to die Commandant. 

Stanspield Turner . assisted class prcsi 
dent ... sat in on committees . . . helped 
unite class efforts. 

Joseph P. Flanagan . . . handled class 
paper work . . . arranged for graduation 
. . . kept class posted on events. 

Moody B. Brown . . . controlled class 
dues . . . kept class ledgers . . paid for 
class expenses. 



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Daniel BrecU Adams 

Yik-.mi lis. Kentucky 

Mi. only blight on Dan's life lure at the Naval 
Academy was Dago Dan fust didn't get Porcu 
guese, Inn hard work had its reward and he even 
jumped .1 few numbers spring term oi youngster 
v . I, v, i,n as athletics: wen com erned, he was a 
valuable asset to many ol the company teams, par 
ticularly soccer and military tra l< I fatil the Army 

football game youngster yeai D H waso I thi 

confirmed Red Mikes ol the company. Then .ill 
was i hanged by one of the fairer se\ and 1 )an left 
the ranks ol the misogynists to become one ol the 
"I Jragglngoth " 

John Garth Albright 

Joseph Louis Adelman 

Akron, Ohio 

There's an old saying that the saltiest sailors hail 
from the Midwest. Well, that's Joe Coming 
from Akron, Ohio, via the Fleet, where he served 
two years, he is one of the tars ol our class. When 
the plebes wanted some professional dope about 
the Navy, Joe was their man Ever ready to enter 
heated, though friendly, discussions on any subject 
from girls to the classics, Joe could he found in the 
midst of any hull session worthy of the name. His 
wealth of general information always made him 
the envy of his classmates. It became axiomatic to 
say "Let's ask Joe He'll know " 


As early as plebc summer, John showed those 
qualities which gave him a place with those who 
knew him throughout our three years at the Acad- 
emy. As good grades were the rewards of his con- 
scientiousness in academics, so was the friendship 
of many the reward of a quiet and unassuming 
personality. His good-natured grin was the answer 
to our amusement over his voluminous corre- 
spondence, perpetually well-stocked locker, addic- 
tion to colored pencils, and smart appearance. In 
sports, as in study, John found a means to express 
his characteristic energy and drive, and gave to 
them as he gave to everything — his best. 

Richard William Anderson 

OciLESBY, Illinois 

Andy was a "ham" before he entered military life, and throughout his academy days he spent many happy 
hours delving into the intricacies of radio and its ramifications, besides repairing sets for his classmates. 
Although not a college man, Andy was not entirely a bucket, especially where his beloved Juice was con- 
cerned; but the Rube Goldberg concoctions from Naval Machinery raised his already high forehead. Andy 
will always remain a devoted enthusiast of the Marine Corps, from which he entered the Academy, but his 
real ambition is to settle down in civil life, furthering his knowledge in his chosen profession, Electrical 



Eiwari Patrick Appert 

Ridgewood, New Jersey 

"Be gorry," and "Joy Boy" was no misnomer for 
this perennially happy product of a grand Irish 
family. However, unlike many possessed of ef- 
fervescent personality, he was superbly lacking in 
aimless frivolity and deeply conscious of the ideals 
that make men. Academics wete never a serious 
problem for his keen mind, and his sharp, but 
nevet cutting wit, lit the spirits of many, in many 
happy hours. In athletics he will be remembered 
by his classmates for his ability, tenacity, and out- 
standing sportsmanship. He is unknown to an 
enemy, a credit to endless friends. 

Grant Barney Apthorp 

East Cleveland, Ohio 

He was never a varsity man, but Ap liked all 
sports. He played battalion football and pushball 
for the love of the game — and for his waistline. 
His knowledge of recognition was the envy of his 
classmates, and a trial to the plebes. Ap was a 
ketch man plebe yeat, but he would never discuss 
those week-end ttips. We know very little of his 
feminine interests, but his spare time was spent in 
enlatging his first-rate stamp collection. Never at 
a loss for words, and with statistics ever ready for 
use, he was always available for an argument on 
any subject. 

Roy Charles Atkinson 

Bay City, Michigan 

Ack Ack was always willing to help his classmates 
who didn't get this stuff so well. The same artistic 
ability that turned out 4.0 sketches in Steam was 
used to decorate many a pair of pajamas for 
O.A.O's. Dago was the subject he really excelled 
at. How he used to love to make speeches, "Em 
Portugues, naturalmente." Qua, qua, qua! The 
North Atlantic Patrol would be ideal duty for 
"The Eskimox" who froze out his Southern wives 
during plebe year. The truth of the matter is, that 
he was too proud to admit to them that a man 
from Michigan ever gets cold. 

Roger Shaler Bagnall 

Washington, D.C. 

His greatest worry was as to when the next hop would be. His greatest objection was that the Academy 
wsn't coeducational. Double-duff got off to an early statt in dragging. He couldn t believe that plebes 
Luldn't have the privilege of escorting young ladies. During his three years here he has taken tame from 
hrs bridge games in order to play golf, soccer, and run military track. The latter was hrs own p easute and 
that of the Executive Department. A Navy junior with much to live up to, Bags has shown that one can 
go through the Academy with little study and still stand high in the class. 



John McKinstry Balfe 

Newburg, New York 

Mac set his sights on the Academy and a Naval 
carcet at an early age, so it is natutal that he should 
have hecome a midshipman. It is also natural that 
he has done well both academically and in ath- 
letics. He excelled socially. No Red Mike, the 
week-ends usually found him dtagging and, in 
cases of necessity, often supplying his classmates 
with "blind" cltags. Mac's main spott was 
lacrosse, Never having played before coming to 
the Academy, he was at a disadvantage. He im- 
proved rapidly, however, and played for two 

Alan Franklin Barnes 

Erwinjohn Ballje, Jr. 

Oak Park, Illinois 

Arriving at the Academy with the colorful back- 
ground of Cornell College and the Marine Corps 
behind him, the Stein got into the swing of Navy 
life under rhe able guidance of his first classman, 
the now famous Wedge. After his initial success 
in battalion football, Ballje decided he preferred 
the bridge table and small boat sailing more than 
the gridiron, and as honorary president of the 
Crow's Nest he carried on its tradition by remain- 
ing far from the athletic fields. Noted for the 
large stack of mail on his desk every morning, John 
made a grand slam in everything he tackled, from 
bridge to academics. 


Al scatred in seamanship, even before he was a mid 
shipman. His civilian accomplishments included 
sailboat racing and sea-scouting, which proved a 
prep school for plebe summer activities. Unlike 
most sailors, he was known for his aquatic talents. 
His college backgtound enabled him to jump the 
academic bushes, and he was a capable athlete. His 
only worry was the needless nervousness before a 
Bull final. After two cruises and the required year 
of sea duty, he is going to let "George" run the 
ships. Al has decided he'll be among the first of 
'47 ro wear the wings of a Naval pilot. 

George Britain Barnett 

New Orleans, Louisiana 

It isn't difficult to understand why George was one of the chosen few to enter the Academy from the Fleet. 
Slim always credited his desire to get away from academics to midshipman's fatigue. When liberty was 
rated you would find the Rebel outside the walls hitting pinball machines ot having a cup of Joe, although 
it wasn't as good as New Orleans coffee. Like every good Irishman, Barney had red hair, a glowing smile, 
good scoties, and a love of singing. George was a good boxer and the type to have around, especially when 
his wives needed someone for a blind drag. 



Paul Frederick Basilius 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

The one word that best described this Dutchman 
was energy. Basil's love for baseball prompted 
him to play first base on the company team. In 
pushball, Basil could be found tearing wide holes 
in the opponent's line. When it came to studying, 
Basil varied with the seasons. Spring fever was a 
real weakness, but a good cross-country hike with 
one of his many drags was enough for a 4.0 week- 
end. Basil's rich baritone voice was heard by all 
and enjoyed by those few who really appreciated 
good singing. Curly was a swell classmate and 
will do his share to make Milwaukee famous. 

EdWrd Richards Beane 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire 

A yearning for a nautical life forced Dick to aban- 
don New Hampshire's white ski trails and moun- 
tains for the white chalk dust, trees, and bushes of 
Severn Tech. We failed to convince him, how- 
ever, that books are the sole key to knowledge. He 
delighted, rather, in pounding out the classics on a 
piano and preferred lipstick to a slipstick. When 
not setting booby traps for his wives he kept the 
telephone line hot between Annapolis and his 
O.A.O. at Goucher. A distinctive love for the 
finer arts and an unending supply of New England 
humor made Beanie welcome at any gathering. 

William Dean Blevins 

Cai.era, Alabama 

"You can call me Bill, you can call me Will, but dammit don't call me Willie !" Bill was a true son of Robert 
E Lee, and he shuddered at the thought of calling American troops "Yanks." Whatever he lacked in physical 
stature was compensated for to such an extent by his resonant voice that he earned the title of I he little 
man with the big voice." To him the term plebe was synonymous with something to be run, and he lost 
no opportunity to prove it. His spare time was balanced between company sports, sailing, and photographic 
work for the Trident and the Lucky Bag. 

Raymond Regis Bcrnier 


Strictly a Vermontcr, saying "ahnt" for "aunt," 
Regie faced Maryland's coldest winter nights 
without a blanket. Although he was a natural 
Dago savoir, Bull didn't come so easily. He 
finally developed a "cool, calm, and collected" 
formula that brought good results. Our boy Reg 
considered his daily workouts no less important 
than his quota of mail, and he had great confidence 
in plebe push-ups as a sleep inducer. His smooth 
muscles and unusually good coordination did very 
well for him in several sports, including varsity 
track. Only his well-known hate for red-tape and 
official pettiness distutbed his suave dignity and 
un flustered appearance. 



James Sheldon Bloomfield 

New Haven, Connecticut 

it was a long trip from che flight deck of the sink- 
ing "Hornet" to the Naval Academy, but after 
passing through the trials and tribulations of 
NAPS, Jim finally reached these hallowed precincts. 
His swim-or-sink training in the Pacific carried 
him through many a close brush with academics. 
The Bull department seemed particularly deter- 
mined to make him bow to the God of 2.5, but 
|im kept studying, until at last he could listen with 
seeming impunity to the weekly bush. His effer- 
vescent humor and ready jokes will long make us 
recall a rare occurrence at the Academy — a pleasant 
study hour. 

Lloyd Lewis Brassaw, Jr. 

Buffalo, New York 

"Mail out, mate?" and the inevitable, "I wonder 
why she hasn't written!" were Lloyd's pet ex- 
pressions. Conscientious and hard working, he 
never let anything interfere with his studies. Lloyd 
was always willing to give his all tor the company, 
whether taking it on the chin in the ring, or com- 
peting in steeplechase — without a horse, naturally! 
Leaves were enjoyed by all with more than a joie 
dc vive, but he was supreme on the home front. 
The number is not important, but many of the 
fair sex were unhappy to see him depart for Crab- 
town. His good nature and subtle humor made 
him a good shipmate. 

Frederick Bruns Bromley 

Ceredo, West Virginia 

lake came stumbling out of the hills of West (by 
Gawd) Virginia via Marshall College to learn 
the ways of seafaring men. Managing football 
was his hobby, yawl racing his delight, and a week 
end sailing trip his ecstasy. Independent at heart, 
his love life was varied. Few drags could with 
stand the charm of the Bromley brow nor compre- 
hend his carefree mien. His personality however, 
captivated more than the ladies, for few of his 
classmates escaped his good humored jibes thrown 
with pseudo-sarcasm at every opportunity. Jake's 
pleasant disposition was ever a generous contri- 
bution to our cozy corner at Bancroft. 

Hubert Criddle Burton 



An easy-going caballero from Utah, Chick hyperbolized bewilderment those first few days of plebe summer. 
But he soon acclimated himself to the routine, although occasional aberrations and vicissitudes of the system 
made him a regular on the all-season sport squad — extra duty. A member of the Trident staff and the Public 
Relations Detail, H. C. enjoyed writing, especially to Lonnie back home, but his dogged pertinacity made 
him a better arguer. He also like to read (everything but textbooks) and took a peculiar fancy to snatching 
the morning paper before his wives could read the headlines. 



Ward Gregory Byington 

New York, New York 

During his stay here Bingo has become more or 
less known for his various "Bingoisms." He also 
has the added distinction of being the only mid- 
shipman to gain weight during cruise. Youngster 
Steam threw him for a bit of a loss, but it takes 
more than a machinery course to get to Bingo, as 
was testified by his good work in the other aca- 
demic branches. His abilities did not stop at 
academics, for he has shown his athletic prowess 
not only on the bar, but in the ring. With an eye 
for les femmes and Naval aviation, Bingo will 
let nothing alter his course. 

Arthur Dixon Caine 

Boise, Idaho 

A seabound advertisement of the Idaho potato, 
Art reluctantly relinquished rolling hills and dusty 
spurs to churn the Severn with the plebc and varsity 
sailing teams' best. Week-ends found him always 
ready for a yawl race or a dragging trip, and his 
luck with blind drags was phenomenal. With 
diligence and perseverance, Art skilfully avoided 
academic calamities. But the magnetism of a 
basketball court and an old trumpet definitely dis- 
credited him as a member of the Slash Brigade. 
Breaking regulations was not his habit, but young- 
ster cruise developed his ability for pouring Purple 

John Elder Cohoon 

Franklin, Massachusetts 

From the land of know-how comes this staunch 
hearted New Englander. It is a known fact that 
Massachusetts men have little trouble with the 
Academic Department, and John was no excep- 
tion. John was a hard worker, and he always felt 
that it was worth while to get tired— because it 
felt so good to rest. There is no doubt that John 
was well liked by his classmates, and when the 
Sheik was dragging it was plain to sec chat the 
women were more than interested. Speaking of 
women, John's true love— yes, even more than his 
bunk — was a certain pretty girl. 

Robert Francis Conway 

Laconis, New Hampshire 

Laconis's wonder boy, handsome Bob Conway, came South from the wilds only to find the Academy rouune 
and regulations a severe curb on his usual manner of life. Nevertheless, he set about *f°*£»V%£& 
ways of enjoying what free time he had here to the maximum Correspondence and week-end 
sometimes bogged down his academics, but the more irons he had in the fire the hap purr Bob_ was In ad d, 
ioThe managed to play J. V. football, and was a standout on company football and baseball team. A 
natural athlete and possessed of a driving personality, Bob is always sure to.go a long way ,„ any of his 



Edward Leroy Cook, Jr. 

Johnstown, Pennsylvania 

Ned's first distinction at the Naval Academy was 
that of getting on the wrong side of the Math 
prof's little red book; hut trees, Form 2's, and 
grease chits never worried him. When not playing 
his trumpet, he spent most of his time at "Cafe 
Society Upstairs," where he found a happy re- 
treat from the daily tasks of the Academy. Cookie 
was loud of sailing, golf, and writing, and, if he 
Sticks CO any one long enough, will undoubtedly 
succeed. His diminutive stature, receding hairline, 
and smiling face will long be remembered by his 
many friends acquired at the Naval Academy. 


Joseph Robert Cross 

Roselle Park, New Jersey 

Happy left the tomato-laden sand dunes of New 
Jersey on an uncertain course. He had set a bearing 
for the "Pernt," but his inherent seaman's eye 
beached him on the rocky shoals of Bancroft Hall. 
Joe was always our steadying gyro, guiding us into 
saner paths, his philosophies and comments becom- 
ing a Friday night must. His most bitter moments 
came when his partner passed on his one no-ttump 
opener. Joe spent his recreation hours in the ring, 
giving our plenty of trouble with the leather. Al- 
though he will argue his point forever, Joe reaches 
his zenith in support of a friend. 

Harry Leroy Curtis, Jr. 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Peter Peter Cummins 

New York, New York 

Plebc year found us rooming in two groups, Pete, 
Ru, and Rodge as one, and Dusty and Jim as the 
other. We studied separately but spent out liber- 
ties and free time together. Generally, the topic of 
the bull sessions was our complex and perhaps out 
doubtful standing with the women. Pete constantly 
cried, "1 never get any mail"; Dusty and Ru tried 
to add new girls to their little black book; Jim, 
one jump ahead of them, tried to choose one from 
the field; and Rodge, way ahead, received cwo 
daily letters from the O.A.O. in Cleveland. (Con- 
tinued under J.V. DeSanto.) 

Leaving summers at the shore and home in Philadelphia, Harry ttaded peg tops and social obligations 
Navy trou and "der military life." Finding such intricate phraseology as bulkhead and ladder beyond 
power, he concenrrared on the mote rudimentary aspects of leave and liberty. His competitive s P ir1 ^ , 
borne out by his record of being able to successfully finesse three out of four kings. Harry further distinguish ^ 
himself as an authotity on music by his choice of such classics as "47 Street Jive," and "Bear Mash Blues. 
He hopes to follow in the footsteps of his Naval hero, Popeye. 




Charles Riggs Darby 

Washington, D.C. 

"Ah, make che most of what we yet may spend, 
before we too into the dust descend." Charlie has 
laughingly lived up to this quotation which he 
claims expresses his more serious sentiments on the 
subject. He must have been making the most of 
something, for he went through three years at 
break-neck speed. Because he was continually 
screaming, "I'm bilging! Let's have a little quiet!" 
the noise in the room was held down to a dull roar 
during study hours. Perhaps Charlie's most cher- 
ished extra-curricular activity was writing to, and 
trying to make up his mind about women. 

Lynn Anderson Davenport 

Pawnee, Illinois 

The second of the Davenport boys to come to 
Navy, Dave took everything the Academy has to 
offer in stride — -from academics to women. An 
easy-going farmer from Illinois, Omar won the 
friendship of all with whom he came in contact. 
Dave has tossed his hat in the ring of most of the 
sports, and his vigor and good sportsmanship were 
always in evidence. You never could tell when 
Dave would bring forth one of his anecdotes chat 
were enjoyed by all and that kept us laughing for 
three years. His main desire was to join his brother 
in the mighty Tin Can Fleet. 

Ray Elliott Davis 

Staten Island, New York 

From Staten Island, the land of gods, Knothead left the boys on the corner sandlot to join Navy with high 
hopes of someday steaming by home skippering his own ship. Possessing a wit humorous to all, a voice that 
knocks "Old Man River" cold, a natural ability for many sports, and a line that che gals really go for, our 
boy sailed through here often remarking "I think I will star in Steam this term — for a change." Ray knows 
what he wants, he has the determination to get it, and, as before, in his happy, congenial, and successful 
way, he will win the future. 

John David Davidson 

San Pedro, Ca 


Quiet, sober, and always at his desk, Jack is con- 
stantly striving for those extra hits of knowledge 
which, unlike other midshipmen, he retains per- 
manently. Hailing from California, he's the com- 
pany expert on radio, and of course, oranges. Al- 
ways figuring out intricate and complicated inven- 
tions, "They really work," he has already planned 
his future home, perfected the camera, and branched 
out into orange culture. No field is too deep or 
inaccessible for his imagination. We are all curious 
to see what he will do to the ships and machinery 
of the Navy. It is sufficient to say that few men 
have left the Academy with such a strong grasp on 
che information obtained here or with more ability 
to use it. 



Theodore Francis Davis 

I .1 OVI RS\ it i i , Nl W YORK 

Possessing .1 p. in "i wandering feet, an infectious 
grin, and an Inexhaustible scon ol salt] sea yarns 
gained fn m quartermaster experience in the I leet, 
vei -.ii ill Stinky was soon a popular figure among 
his classmates Grimly determined that "Debbil 

v ii I cs" w ould in v 1 1 g mi chi uppei hand, he 

also demonstrated an .ill around proficiency in the 

porting world Strictly .i one woman man, red 
preferred spending hts week ends dreaming ol a 
Shangrl Li foi Qiarlcne 11ns ol accomp 
Itshment, coupled with o philosophy ol always 
looking ahead, nevei behind, spells happiness lor 

f cd l ''.ivis 

Robert Wayne Devew 

Miami, Florida 

"You looking lor Dupyh? Sorry, he's out at Jean's," 
Yes, he spent every week-end with Jean, but we 
did catch glimpses of him during the week when 
he wasn't writing or tele phoning to her. For three 
years Chaunccy complained abouc his left-handed 
luck, and it seems he always did choose the wrong 
company sports and did get on the worst tables as a 
plebe. His hie was charmed when it came to the 
important things After his two and a half years 
as a radioman in the Fleet, the little feller's service 
ribbons and 4 o's in blinker were the envy of all. 

Carlos Deu>, Jr< 

Trenton, Tennessee 

Cal brought us all the qualities and traditions of 
reserved Southern gentleman. Here at Navy, he 
tried to teach his many Yankee friends that Gibson 
County has the "mostest and the bestest" in every- 
thing, and that the ability to take it easy is a great 
virtue. Cal practiced the latter doctrine fervently, 
but still faired surprisingly well academically. One 
of our most widely read midshipmen, Cal employs 
an extensive vocabulary, often, however, muffled 
to Yankee ears in a slow Southern drawl. A true 
Southerner, Cal, willing to fight the Civil War at 
the slightest provocation, found a Northern belle 
his one weakness. 

Allen Frederick Dill 

Rockvii 1 1 G n i i!i , New York 

\l » anted to he .. Civil Engineer, hut he deserted the ivy-covered halls of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to 
enter the portals ,,( Bancroft Hall At the close of plebe year he added two tiny stars above his coll* 
anchors and. rorobining pleasure with business, he was the first man in the company to award a shining 
little diamond to his O A O He never attempted to win any gold for his bathrobe, but he did prove his 
worth In starring in some ol the company sports. Al would prefer Atlantic duty around New York-after 
all, u son!) .1 5 cent tare to Jackson Heights 



James Russell Dillman 

Ponca City, Oklahoma 

After studying a year at O. U., Demo left the sacred 
soil of Oklahoma and came to Annapolis. Quickly 
acclimating himself to the Academy routine, he 
made a great number of friends by imparting his 
ready cheerfulness and good humor to others. Good 
at academics, he invariably had a helping hand for 
others of us who were less fortunate. Always ready 
to participate in some sport, he earned an enjoyable 
month in the hospital by breaking his ankle, while 
helping the company gym team win the champion- 
ship. Jim is a dependable, earnest fellow whose 
pleasant smile will long be remembered by many 
of us. 

James Vincent DeSanto 

Mt. Ephraim, New Jersey 

(Continued from P. P. Cummins.) Although we 
lacked a lot of gold on our bathrobes, we took an 
active part in the athletic program. Three took 
part in the intramural sports, while Ru, using the 
talents he gained at the U. of South Carolina, held 
down a berth on the varsity tennis team. Jim 
proved he was the Drexel flash on the plebe foot- 
ball team. Academics added to no new laurels to 
our accomplishments, but June '44 found us mem- 
bers of the youngster class. On cruise Rodge used 
his experience in the Fleet to find remote spots for 
us to sleep through our turn-to periods. (Continued 
under W. W. Rhoads.) 

Willard Charles Doe 

Belmar, New |iksii 

Voiceless was one of the lew people who never 
spoke unless he had something to say, a rare gift 
anywhere, especially at the Naval Academy. Smiles 
was also noted for his violent reaction to the in- 
evitable question, "Are you John Doe?" He never 
failed to resist this appellation with all the force at 
his command, which, since his favorite sport was 
wrestling, was considerable. His quick, good- 
natured, vitriolic comebacks, ready wit, and dry 
sense of humor were also a source of amusement to 
his many friends. Be it admirals, captains, Juice 
profs, or Vassar girls, Bill's aplomb and poise put 
him at ease anywhere. 

Jack Verner Drago 

Springfield, Missouri 

Jack spent the early years of his life in various parts of the South, and came to the Academy from "The 
Heart of the Ozarks." He was always happy and went about singing a tune to fit his mood, the choir and 
the Glee Club both benefitting by this extra practice. A super salesman, his stock ranged from Tridaits to 
Z^ee/ Points. His congenial manner and consideration for everyone won him numerous friends. He took 
academics as they came, giving only an occasional protest against one subject — Russian. His debating expe- 
rience at Springfield Senior High School, and a ready wit, sparked many a Friday night bull session. 



Peter Henry Hill Dunn, Jr. 

Washington, D.C. 

Peter's nickname, Loads-of-fiin, is all that is needed 
to perfectly describe him. Always genial, any gath- 
ering is lightened by his unlimited supply of anec- 
dotes and facial expressions. His quick wits give 
him an answer to every inquiry and a solution to 
every predicament. Even the mortification of that 
long ago and almost forgotten time, when the 
barber misunderstood Peter's request for a short 
hair cut and shaved his head, failed to submerge 
his naturally effervescent nature and his delight in 
the practical joke. These qualities make him every- 
body's friend, a fact of which he can well be proud. 

Vernon Meridith Duj>y 

Pleasant Ridge, Michigan 

When bigger and better fish stories are told, they 
will come from Z. Z. Zzyzzyzzkowvitch, pride 
and joy of the Dupy family. He entered the 
Academy with bow legs and hair, and left with the 
legs but no hair — lost in trying to make a bid of 
seven in bridge. He even taught his wife the game 
in order to have a constant fourth. A very good 
organizer, Z. Z. handled all plans for a week-end 
of dragging plus the idea for a party after term 
exams. In spite of all this he is allergic to any 
thing that has to do with room-cleaning, so women 
take note. 

Harold LeRoy Edwards 

Muskegon, Michigan 

To most of us graduation meant embarkation 
upon an entirely new and strange life; to Hal it 
meant a return to Navy life learned as a dungaree 
sailor on the "Hornet." Amazing to his classmates 
is the fact that Bally's mighty 140 pounds survived 
one year of warfare and three years of football. 
The Gnome's deficiency in size was more than 
balanced, however, by a bubbling spirit as famous 
as his distinguished hairline. The corridors of 
Bancroft will not soon forget Eddie's fine tenor 
voice, his contagious laughtet, and innumerable 
sea stories. The "Freedom" will miss his steady 
hand at the helm. 

Frank Leonard Elefante 

Vandergrift, Pennsylvania 

Two years at sea aboard the "Philly" gave this happy-go-lucky seaman a good idea of what a Naval officer 
should be. During plebe year Frank spent his leisure time reading Naval Leadership and munching his 
Mom s chow. Strictly reg at first, Ears soon realized that some regulations were made to be broken. His 
ability at spuming call tales kept many a study hour from being dull. Insisting that academics should not 

personality and ability to make friends will be an asset to his Naval career. 



Robert Earl Enright 

Annapolis, Maryland 

Bob was che only man ac the Academy who could 
call every other person in Annapolis his cousin, and 
his many relations made dragging an easy matter. 
He was usually to be found tinkering away with 
some new Rube Goldberg gadget in his tool-filled 
room which was stacked with Popular Mechanics. 
Naturally, such activities made Steam a fruit course 
for him. Anyone seeing his locker full of fine 
pictures would know instantly that he was a whiz 
with a camera. Bob could tell tall tales and usually 
back them up with his photos, many of which he 
took for the Trident and Lucky Bag. 

Don Howard Erickson 

DuBois, Pennsylvania 

Leaving the tall timbers behind him, the mighty 
mite of Pennsylvania squeezed through the portals 
of Bancroft Hall with a railroad tie on each shoul- 
der, (ref. Erickson s Yarns.) He very soon dis- 
played his grit on the wrestling team, taking the 
plebe team in stride and going on to win his place 
on the varsity. He displayed his share of wit on 
Friday nights and kept pace with the wildest stories. 
Swede did it the hard way where books were con- 
cerned. His ability to fight hardest when the going 
was toughest was the characteristic which those of 
us, who knew him best, will always remember. 

James Edward Earley 

Lowell, Massachusetts 

After serving with the Fleet, where he continued 
his ham interest as a radioman, Jim came to us 
with his old salt yarns, saying, "Now, when I was 
on the Augie. . . ." Nothing was more baffling 
than his communications receiver when it arrived 
with a dozen buttons and dials on it, Jim was 
always amiable and quiet, never bothering anyone 
nor griping aloud. He could really sleep, some- 
times through two alarm clocks, and he seldom 
spoke before breakfast. Jim didn't get this stuff 
too well and had to plug to keep his head above 
water. In athletics, he was a big company sport 

John Glennon Finncran 

Williston Park, New York 

One need only to look at Jack to realize that he is Irish. Furthermore, one need only to listen to him to 
realize that he is from Brooklyn. We all firmly believe that he was sent to the Academy for the express 
purpose of Brooklynizing the place. With the exception of one day, the day we recited on the Irish Question, 
he managed to have good recitations. We can't decide how he did it, and still wrote those multi-page letters 
to that little Irish girl, McNamara, back on Long Island. Jack gets this Navy stuff, but winning iriends is 
his specialty. 



Leo Bernard Flaherty , Jr. 

Rockvillb, Connecticut 

After spending a year in the Army, Leo came to the 
Academy as an experienced leader. His smiling 
Irish face was found wherever a group was gath- 
ered to shoot the breeze. Leo, the Lion, acquired 
his nickname one night during plebe spring when 
he was roaring over some cheap peanut butter. 
Plebc year Leo was running in the lead of the cross- 
country team. As honorary president of the Crow's 
Nest youngster year, he was just two steps ahead 
of his bridge partner. Always jovial and on hand 
with a quick innuendo, Leo was a true friend of all. 

George Oliver Fowler y Jr. 

Hanford, California 

During plebe year especially, Fowl-ball was noted 
for his voluminous voice. When he sang, "Cali- 
fornia, Here I Come," it could be heard over half 
the mess hall. Of course, he put extra gusto into 
this, his national anthem. His lusty last call, five 
minutes before breakfast, brought all the firstics 
in the 17th Company off their sacks. George's 
musical ability got him into the N.A. 10, where 
he rubbed the ear off the man in front of him with 
a trombone slide. For exercise, George took a 
strain on the varsity sailing team. And we may 
quote him as saying that Florida oranges just don't 

Alan Jay Frankel 

New York, New York 

Though he was usually deep in the forests of the 
Steam Department, Al nevertheless lived up to 
Henry VIII's statement, "He was a scholar, and a 
ripe and good one." When not wracking his brain 
over crossword puzzles or detective novels, he was 
usually to be found holding extra instruction for 
four or five classmates, or drawing someone 
else's blood with a saber in the fencing loft. You 
won't have to coax him much to have him admit 
that he is partial to the fairer sex and that he has 
thoroughly digested Bob Hope's corniest gags, 
Nor is he averse to using them. 

Richard Leo Gehring 

Minneapolis, Minnesota 

Happy-go-lucky in his manner, Dick, whether in hall nrin„ L l , , u* 

always scood out among his classmates. He was the on e nal s' T I T^ T "^ * 

P-rades found him in step but, invariably, bouncTng out of pTa H ^ "'^ ^ bUik " n P ° S ° "it 
or canoeing on the lakes of Northern Minnesota nX u l ? V °" K SUmma paStime W *f , * 

seek a Naval career. During youngsteV umm h e a™ Tu V ' pfe ™ K daiVed ^k " 1 W ^ " 
remember ta-c-^JIU^^^^^ H fcto d,-«1^ 



Robert Rheem GolAsborough, Jr. 

Hot Springs, Arkansas 

Perhaps Bob's most outstanding virtue was his 
adaptability. Within two weeks of his arrival at 
the Academy he was wearing shoes as if he's worn 
them all his life. His other accomplishments in- 
cluded wearing out two or three drags at a hop by 
jitterbugging, playing lacrosse like a professional 
without tiling, and managing to write innumer- 
able letters, in spite of academics. He sings too 
(often). As for his relations with the other sex, he 
was very conservative, and remained faithful to 
each O.A.O. for weeks at a rime. Talented, but 
not temperamental, and a master of airy persiflage, 
he'd make anyone a good wife. 

George Sargent Grove 

New Canaan, Connecticut 

It would have been a vain search trying to find 
fellows who didn't like George. His contagious 
laughter and ability to combine a pose of dignity 
with words of utter nonsense made us grin even on 
the dreariest of blue Mondays. Possessing a serious 
side too, George was deeply interested in all in- 
formation that would help him become a better 
officer; and consequently, his familiarity with pro- 
fessional subjects developed to an amazing degree. 
Next to his various correspondence intrigues, 
George's main enjoyment was athletics. He con- 
centrated on soccer and lacrosse, and with his 
agility and speed, he soon proved his rightto 
awards in each. 

David Louis Hancock 

Ardmore, Oklahoma 

Always the first one to grasp his throat and shout Slash was Atlas, the mental giant^ H^onlv offensive 

Louis Henderson Guertin 

Los Angeles, California 

"Why man, I've gone four whole months without 
seeing my girl!" That's all Lou said until one 
bleak day in December a bundle of heaven arrived 
from sunny California. Yes, Ginny was the center 
of Lou's life, but there are other things that he will 
be remembered for. For example, how could any- 
one forget that horrible smelling tobacco, or that 
ever-present Time magazine, or those marks he 
piled up every term. Even with all those good 
marks no one can say that Lou ever hit the deck a 
minute befotc reveille. A natural brain and a line 
man, was Lou, even rhough he was a Republican. 



Richard Gwathmey Haney 

l\'i: n AND, MAINE 

Dick came CO us with that rolling gait acquired 
from three years of sea duty as snipe and signalman. 
Versatile, amiable, and sincere, he was always 
popping with suggestions, even to a definition ol 
"Growly." Since he lived in a B-hole, we never 
knew whether he was trying to beat solitaire, 
liguring out a new Blackwood system, or perusing 
Montaigne's Selected Essays. Dick never took 
sports the easy way. Whether in swimming or 
cross-country, three or four-mile workouts were his 
minimum. When he wasn't dragging, Dick util- 
ized the week-ends to captivate potential drags by 
composing amorous epistles in Reinhardc No. 6 

William Ramsey Heerwagen 

Fayetteville, Arkansas 

Bill, the Arkansas Traveler, came to Navy with 
his harem from Phillips-Exeter Academy. The 
Wagon left behind him his happy, carefree, college 
days of wine, women, and song, which he knew 
were a necessity in life. Giving his talents to the 
Musical Club, Masqueraders, and crew, he spent 
what time was left on liberty. Beerwagcn was the 
mainstay of the room with his easy-going, devil- 
may-care attitude with anyone with whom he 
came in contact. Never caring what girl was going 
to get the break for the week-end, Rafe drew slips 
weekly to see who would be graced with his 

Bruce Reginald Hoefer 

Sheboygan, Wisconsin 

Since that first day when the Senator from Yale 
joined the brigade, he was always pepped up about 
something, engineering a week-end, condoning the 
wrath of the Executive Gang, or assuaging the 
demands of the Academic Department. His pas- 
sion was a blind drag. His pet peeve was bells. 
Nothing gave him greater satisfaction than when 
first class year he could utter his favorite expostu- 
lation, "The bell's early!" and step leisurely into 
breakfast formation, late. Hoef's affability, love 
of a good argument, and sardonic wit will make 
for good company "wherever two or three shall 

Daniel Lester Hollis, Jr. 

Biloxi, Mississippi 



Academy rifle team by winning^ 5 and 'N't/ HHecTthe '^h * T *" ^f °° t 
captain during his first class year. e tEam tnrou g h a successful season as 



Frank Tyler House, Jr. 

Lincoln, Illinois 

What does he really wane in life? Aviation and 
adventure seem foremost, and with the determina- 
tion Frank has shown us we can rest assured that it 
will be just that. Coming from the Middlewest 
was no handicap as he took to his first cruise as a 
duck takes to water. It seems that everything comes 
easy to Frank, being equally versatile in studies and 
sports. Walking down the hall beside him, you 
would hear him hailed from every door by the 
various nicknames he has acquired. Known and 
liked by us all, Frank is the best friend a fellow 
would hope to have. 

Robert Edward Howe 

Alma, Michigan 

Out of the Army Air Corps and Ainu College 
came Bob Howe. His actions on the basketball 
court will be long remembered by all ol us When 
not playing basketball, Bob's weekday afternoons 
were spent playing Softball. Instead of dragging. 
Bob spent his leisure moments ol the week end 
flaked out, with occasional letter writing between 
naps, to the O.A.O. He never dragged unless 
forced by circumstances. Bob had a quick temper, 
but he kept it under control and was always willing 
to see the humorous side of an incident. His con 
tagious laughter sought company, and saved many 
incidents from becoming Conduct Report macerlal 

James Nicholas Jameson 

East Liviki'ooi , ( )hio 

Affectionately known to a host of feminine ^-&%™^JZ*£!^ 

So^L^eir^l^t cteam. As a linguist, Jtm found equal ease of expression in 

Greek, Spanish, and even some English. 

David Barker Huhhs 

Niaoaba I \i i s, Niw York 

Known to his friends .is the Cell due to Ins stoi< 
existence at the Academy, I Live was able to take 
everything in stride from a grand slam in bridge to 
a blind d.ue with those converging locals. As 
honorary president of the Crow's Nesi. he followed 
his own regulation book which did no! always 
agree with the accepted edition, but lie hated to sii 
around on afternoons when he could be rowing 
cutters. The Cell indulged in fencing and dinghy 
sailing, sometimes to the dismay ol his roommates; 
but he was mil lor .1 good time and always did 
what he liked best 



William Thomas Kelleher 

l l in inos un I Iudson, Ni w York 

\ quid sense ol humor, an easy smile, common 
en i and .1 will to succeed marked Bill's careei 
at the Academy His pleasing personality won 
him many Friends; his ability to perform his Junes 
well gained him die respeci >>l all A man who 
played hard and worked even harder, smiling whi n 
he succeeded, mil laughing when In- lost, he was .1 
sourci "I inspiration to .ill ol us I Ins West 
chestci lad Liked .» good time, and many an Eastern 
female will attest to liis capability on the dance 
floor His enthusiasm in all undertakings, \io mai 
ter how difficult, was Ins inherent characteristic, 

Dean Lundt Kellogg 

North Platte, Nebraska 

This curly headed lad from the region of the Platte, 
land of the cornhuskers, arrived early in the days of 
plebe summer, a true son of che West. A mild, 
good natured laziness concealed an intelligence he 
was able to exercise only under pressure of the slave- 
driving academics. Buttercup, also known as the 
Scotch hanker, was the only man in the company to 
pay in. ome tax lor his three years at the Academy. 
As .1 lover, he was looked up to and idolized hv all 
tine girls With his ever ready smile and exuberant 
personality, Dean's success is assured in any pro- 

George Aloysius Kern, Jr. 

Des Moines, Iowa 

"She wouldn't dare send me a Cl.S. this week- 
end," he would say as he walked inco his room 
after a strenuous afternoon of rifle practice. His 
educated eye won him a place on the varsity team 
during his last two years. When not on liberty or 
listening to hot jazz records, George could be found 
enjoying an afternoon of sailing in the light breezes 
of the Chesapeake. Many are the section leaders 
who were forced to call cadence an extra time for 
G. A. We generally attribute this to plodding over 
Iowa's corn fields, He was sincere, intelligent, and 

Elmer Hill Kieh 

\V \NIMNl-. ION, DC. 

And then there was Ulmcr Once known as the most ratcy plcbc in the second battalion, he made his bid fot 
reform K with the Seamanship Department, It didn't work so he went back to not tearing his sack 
down in the morning, smoking after taps, and generally making life happy for the D. O.'s. First class year 
iIk Moke's studies didn't improve, but his bridge did, his marks didn't go up, but his demerits did, and 
hrst classmen didn't get much sleep, buc Elmer did. So when you're feeling low and have that tired-out 
Feeling, look tor L liner, the real barefoot boy with check. 



William Schwpp Lagen 

Bellevue, Washington 

Having spent a great deal of time with his grand- 
father's whaling ships off Alaska and Canada, 
Hunch came to the Academy with more experience 
and knowledge of the sea than most of us will col- 
lect for years. His curiosity and uncanny memory 
combined to make him a regular information 
center for the plebes, while thac half-moon grin 
and cynical, but friendly comeback won him many 
friends among his classmates. His interests cov- 
ered everything from sailing and tinkering with 
tools, to Shubert, shooting, and Vassar girls. 
Short, stocky, cheerful — Hunch is at home with all 
of them. 

Robert Julian Laws 

William Kcnward Lampman 

Johnson City, New York 

Lamp had little trouble in announcing his arrival 
at the Academy following a year in the Army. It 
was no strain to find friends, for his frank and 
genial personality attracted all who knew him. 
He fitted in surprisingly well with Academy life 
and soon came to be known as the Bore, due to his 
marvelous powers of concentration and his nagging 
desire for sleep. Actually the Bore was far from 
inactive, being a participant in many sports and 
honorary president of the Crow's Nest. Lamp will 
be remembered for his way with the women, his 
uncanny card tricks, and his happy, off-key singing. 

I/\MI, l"i OR IDA 

K J came co the Naval Academy a sergeant in the 
Marine Corps. This experience proved .1 great ad 
vantage while he moved on the way to many 
accomplishments in the brigade. His interest in 
current events made Bob .111 interesting personality 
and a companion. The most remembered 
of his abilities was his outstanding talent in music 
He was not only a versatile artist on the piano, but 
also a very capable arranger. As director ol our 
Glee Club and an active member in all the Musical 
Club shows, R. J. lurnished many an hour ol pleas- 
ing entertainment for his classmates and their 

Richard Gladstone Lilly, Jr. 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

From his very first class, Gladstone demonstrated that he got this stulT, especially in the more scientific courses. 
His abilities were by no means limited to academics, as he proved by making the plebe and varsity swimming 
teams. Diz also knew the ins and outs of boats, one of his ambitions being to design a small boat ol his 
own. Dick's talent for saying the right thing, but to the wrong person, gave many a Bancroft bull session 
a tremendous laugh at some poor innocent bystander's expense. However, he can always come up laughing 
when he's the fall guy. 



Robert Ewart Lloyd 

Decatur, Ili 

Aboui iln onlj record Bob evei established at the 

\, ,.|. mj v i gi 'tiii- homi thi fa tesi w hen leavi 

i mi I mi. I inn 1 ■ 1 1 L'ii.1 to< ' i ryone Bob came 

to ui from (In campui ol the I nfverstty ol Illinois 
.mj launched his carcci ol designing Christmas 
cards and » rli lnj| neci aril) anonymous stories 
foi 1I11 ,' ,■■■ I In un speni hall his spare tin 
In ring demos and the othei hall working them oil 
1 very exam weeli h< could be found following the 
mail man and muttering, "Frankly I'm worried, 
but never doing much about It But |une Week 
comes to every Red Mike and so It did to Bob and 
Lr n I head 

John Alexander Logan 

Bowi ino Gai i n, Kentucky 

John's multiplicity of interests and his varied ac- 
complishments contributed much to the spirit of 
the company Because of his natural pride in Ken- 
cucky and hei history, one had only to mention 
blue grass CO start him oil on tall tales of horse 
racing and moonshine I ven in the field of astron- 
omy he amazed plebes by the amount of research 
in., m to cover bis questions The plchcs were 
not the only ones that feared him M.inv steeple- 
chase, cross country, and battalion track men knew 
well the contour ol his hack. Through his con- 
SCientiousnesS and ability, John is sure ol a success- 

i nl career, 

Ollie Joseph Loper 

L ii \ POM, Al \i> \M \ 

Edward B. Longmuir, Jr. 

Trenton, New Jersey 

Easily recognizable is salty Moose Longmuir with 
his rolling stride- Lacking fifteen days of the age 
limit, Pop lent a mature helping hand to many a 
less scawise classmate. Always familiar will he his 
mournful tefrain about his illusive hairline and the 
tunc the Steam Department failed to quiz him on 
his favotite subject — ice machines. Also to be re- 
membered is his slashing soccer attack that proved 
to be the backbone of any team. Paramount among 
his extra-curricular activities has been sack out drill 
and mature women. We are confident that Moose 
will continue to be a permanent part of the old 
Navy line. 

1 Dp, ik vii did gel Dago very well, but when it came to using common sense in subjects like Math anJ 
Skmm it was a different story In athletics Lope could always be found sparking either the company soltball. 
lootball. or soccer team. In the (all term ol plebe year he was the regulat goalie on the i ith company soccer 
team which tool, the championship Plebe year he did his bit for the Reception Committee, but as time went 
on, athletics and other activities had fat more appeal One of his favorite pastimes at the Academy was 
hi. [ling to collections ol records, especially of Dinah Shore. 



Robert Arthur Marmct 

Omaha, Nebraska 

As Public Address Announcer for the Navy foot- 
ball games and a member of the Press Detail, Bob 
was a close follower of Navy sports. In spring he 
tried his hand at lacrosse, and was on the plebe and 
junior varsity squads. In the rough play and mud 
of pushball, he acquired his nickname, Bruiser. 
However, it was rumored that his ears were an 
influencing factor. First class year Bob was asso- 
ciate advertising manager of the Log, and worked 
as a circulation manager of the Lucky Bag. He was 
definitely not a Red Mike, since he believed that 
dragging was a permanent institution. 

Pierce Yarrell Matthews, Jr. 

Asheville, North Carolina 

We knew him as P. Y., but he could have been 
called Methodical Matt because his celebrated 
gouges covered not only academics but also his 
correspondence, and prospective week-end rooms 
and drags. Academically well within the upper 
half of his class, he had a flare for language and was 
elected president of the Portuguese Club for first 
class year. However, he was no member of the 
radiator squad. In addition to being a strong swim- 
mer, he scored valuable points for his company in 
wrestling and soccer. With one of the finest dis- 
positions in the brigade he was known by all of us 
as a splendid friend. 

Allison Lyman Maynard 

Wilmington, Vermont 

Though someone might claim that Al's key to 
popularity lay in boxes o( Vermont maple sugar, 
this second contribution of the Maynard family to 
the Naval Academy could not explain his excellence 
in sports or activities that called for a cheerful de- 
termination to win. Al's participation in varsity 
cross-country and plebe outdoor track reserved tor 
him a membership on the Flying Squadron and 
served him in good stead as a sports editor tor the 
Log. His appearance at hops with a queenly con- 
sort, despite mixed-up, last-minute telegrams, was 
a source of perpetual astonishment to all hands. 

James Frederick McGarry, Jr. 

Arlington, Massachusetts 

We always thought that Jim's remarkable ability to get along with the Bull Department stemmed from his 
Irish ancestry, but he claimed that it might be blamed on his beloved Harvard. Whatever the reason, every 
eve of a Bull exam would find him enumerating the twenty causes of the World War, or explaining France's 
position during the Civil War in order to pull sat the boys who weren't lucky enough to come from Massa- 
chusetts. Even those week-ends out at Mrs. Fowler's didn't produce the usual Monday morning fog. Though 
not athletically inclined, Magruder did spend a little time rowing and canoeing. 



John Joseph McGec 

Brooklyn, New York 

fig-Jig's entrance to die Academy came at a more 
mature age than most. Constant worries over the 
academics were lightened by his success in Bull. 
Winter afternoons found Jig Jig engrossed in plug- 
ging Math or over at the gym, boxing. Come 
rain or shine the week-ends were devoted to enjoy- 
ing himself with the little woman Cruise was a 
cas< ol survival ol the fittest in Jig-Jig's estimation, 
and consequently, one could count on rinding him 
in one of the more comfortable and secluded parts 
ill the ship catching the short snooze, of which he 
perpetually found himself in need. 

Joseph Francis McKenzie 

Quinwood, West Virginia 

With his ever-ready comeback, "I've got mine, and 
how about you, doc?" Mac came to the Naval 
Academy from the hills of West, by God, Virginia, 
the Switzerland of America, as he calls it. Mac's 
battles with the Executive Department started 
early in his career at Crabtown, and continued until 
the day he graduated. Though he fought all the 
while, there were few victories in these past three 
years. But how we toasted those near misses. A 
blue-eyed girl rated high on his list, and he was 
never happier than when stumping the Bull De- 
partment, or playing a little basketball for exercise. 

Paul Ray McMurray 

Fort Scott, Kansas 

Having been a star athlete for six years in high 
school and college, it was only natural that Paul 
should continue his athletic career at the Naval 
Academy. A capable man in football and basket- 
ball, Mac received awards in both sports each year 
at the Academy. Quite the sailor, Paul will be long 
remembered by many of us for his participation in 
many enjoyable sailing trips. For additional fun 
and relaxation, he added his mellow baritone to 
various singing groups. Always kept in good 
spirits by his daily letter, Paul was one of the first 
in our class to march down the aisle. 

Clyde James Muskolt 

Quincy, Illinois 

Clyde came wandering in from Quincy looking for some place to settle down for a while, and found it in 
Bancroft Hall. He quickly managed to get himself covered with nicknames, which ran from the expected 
Mush to Queeny and the Extra Duty kid. He had to work hard to acquire the last, but he just couldn't 
believe that the Executive Department would "fry him for a thing like that." And if the truth be told, he 
still wasn't convinced first class year. The Bull Department headed his black list for two years, but that was 
just by comparison, because he was never one to grace the Academic Departments' shtubbery. 




LeRoy Francis Nicholson 

Baltimore, Maryland 

When called Co the Academy, Nick was far away 
in the Navy Air Corps, but hicher he came, for 
after all Annapolis was much closer to home and 
to Red. This made his dragging plebe year easy, 
youngster year convenient, and first class year just 
an interlude before wedding bells. LeRoy had 
ocher interests and talents, however, the most not- 
able of which was a definite knack for academics 
along with a measure of good work and applica- 
tion. In sports he was as at home as any man was 
with a lacrosse stick. Nick's abilities, perseverance, 
and willingness to help others made him a valuable 
asset to his classmates and company. 

Alfred Byron Nimocks, Jr. 

Forrest City, Arkansas 

Combining a ready wit and winning smile with 
his Southern dignity, Al soon gained many friends 
who will always be indebced to him fot the con- 
fidence inspired by his good-natuted leadership and 
helping hand. Al possessed the ability to put his 
academic standing up in the coveted numbcts, while 
still finding time for other activities. He lent his 
talents to several different sports and, being a con- 
firmed out-of-door's man, spent many enjoyable 
hours on sailing trips and cross-country hikes. 
Though his achievements were never revealed by 
his unassuming manner, Al's abilities and genuine- 
ness were shown by his many friends. 

Edmund William O'CaUaghan 

Newton, Massachusetts 

With due respect to Harvard, Ed's life was made comparatively easy by a year at s _o a under h* 
belt. Muscles was our body beautiful boy, and naturally his attraction to the fa* sex ™^^™i 
estimated. Let someone mention the Irish Home Rule question and he was ofl £r * d ™£ ™J 

on for hours. He ^^"^""S^A^^S^^ffrt 

During the winter term, Ed did some diving tor the varsity, out 

the low board. His athletic interest also extended to playing varsity tennis. 

Harry William O'Brien, Jr. 

St. Louis, Missouri 

One July day in '43 a dapper young civilian, en- 
dowed with a rollicking sense of humor, and well- 
supplied with myriads of stories of brighter days 
at St. Louis University, entered the Academy. An 
occasional game of bridge, company soccer, and a 
consuming incerest in popular music made his life 
more interesting during leisure hours. He fre- 
quently atcended hops accompanied by bis latest 
female intctest. His quick wit and ability to carry 
on a conversation about almost anything have 
made him well liked by all his classmates. Harry 
has two outstanding characteristics, common sense 
and good judgment, which will assure his 1 11c tire 



Duncan Packer 

Seattle, Washing r 

To his classmates Dune was a synonym tor activity. 
Whether in a basketball game, on the tennis courts, 
or at a hop, he was always in the center ol things. 
He found time to do that extra bit, helping his 
classmates through a rugged Steam assignment, or 
taking the lead in extra-curricular work, Plebes 
soon realized that his word was law, and chose who 
came under his influence acted accordingly. With 
the ladies it was a different story, for he occasionally 
found himself out-maneuvered by them — but 
then, who hasn't? By his activities, interests, and 
inveterate cheerfulness, he has gained the admira- 
tion of his classmates. 

Walter "Thurston Pate, Jr. 

Jackson, Mississippi 

Hailing from the Crossroads of the South, Pete is 
a true Rebel, always doing his part to uphold the 
traditions of Dixie. Desiring to become a Naval 
officer, he attended Marion Institute, and prepared 
himself for the Academy. Although no Steam 
savoir, Pete found lots of time to spend on the 
varsity tennis courts. Being a friend of Pete's is an 
experience from which one never fully recovers. 
His jokes and pranks will follow him everywhere, 
and he will be remembered as a guy who likes life, 
laughter and good comradeship. Wherever he 
goes, and whatever he does, friends and fun will in 
evitably follow. 

John Joseph Pavelle,Jr. 

Fremont, Ohio 

When Jack runs his ship aground, or dives his plane 
into the ocean, he won't have to worry about get- 
ting his feet wet. He's one sailor that actually 
swims. Two years on the varsity and one on the 
plebe swimming team kept Jack pretty well oc- 
cupied during Maryland's pleasant winters. The 
rest of the time his main sport was women. He 
never settled down to an O.A.O., but hardly a 
week-end passed without some sweet young thing 
cooing by his side. When academics interrupted his 
social life, Jack flipped a coin to decide whether 
to study or go on liberty. What's a bush anyway? 

Clarence Foster Pollock, Jr. 

Washington, D.C. 

One of those men who really worked to fulfill his ambition of getting into the Naval Academy, Junie went 
into Boot Camp in the summer of '41, and fought the vicissitudes of that life until he received the go-ahead 
to join the Class of '47. The drive and ambition which fired his efforts never diminished, and these traits 
helped him to weather many a local stcrm. A fairly regular member of the flying squadron, Junie spent 
many a week-end with a swell little miss from D.C, which made him a pretty good candidate for June 
wedding bells. 




Robert Helmer Pylkas 

Highland Park, Michigan 

With a piano strapped to his back and brandishing 
his Eagle Scout badge, Bob strode through the 
portals of Bancroft to begin his career at Navy. 
Helmer, as he was affectionately known, conducted 
many a boogie-woogie session in Smoke Hall, 
midst the familiar noises of the billiard tables and 
applause of his admiring friends. His versatility in 
piano and voice was reflected in Musical Club 
shows, Glee Club and choir. Displaying a capti- 
vating grin, he was a favorite in the Can-can chorus, 
and his rare sense of humor and crazy antics livened 
up any group of which he was a part. 

William Clark Rae, Jr. 

Butte, Montana 

The Walrus was decidedly independent with his 
own ideas about how things should be done. Con- 
cerning this we often heard his, "Let's not get 
panicky." A most helpful friend, Sunshine ex- 
pended no little time assisting his classmates up che 
ladder of academic success. A rugged battalion 
tackle, he also beat his brains out against a push- 
ball. Much of his remaining time was spent in 
attempting to petsuadc us that wild Indians no 
longet inhabit his state and that the mail was not 
delivered there by pony express. Bill read two types 
of literature— literature about Montana and litera- 
ture not about Montana. Boa sorte, Bill. 

Henry Brownell Rathbone 

Providence. Rhode Island 

We are convinced that the combination of Rhode Island and Harv ^n i c a t her Itra produce. 
When it comes to excelling. Hank is way ahead, be ,t at acad am , £»*£ * hour £, „ 

is baseball, about which he is ready to ^ v ^l^~^Z S favorite team, even though ,t usually 
find him mauling over the sporting news or defi ndy dtfenduag ^ ^^ ^ 

ends up in the lower brackets. Hank s various talents have won n g i 

frankness have won him the everlasting friendship of those who are his classmates. 


John Joseph Rafter y 

Buonx, New Youk 

"Laugh and the world laughs with you," they say 
In that case, Jack must have the universe grinning 
from car to ear He was called Sunny because his 
ever-sparkling, Irish eyes are so bright. . Fighting 
academics to the bell, he more than holds his own 
in that department. His contagious personality 
and restless ability make him one of the most pop 
ular and talented men in his class. When not 
plagued with broken bones and calcified joints, he 
excels at baseball and football. When Jack blos- 
soms forth from Annapolis, the Academy's grease 
is sure to skyrocket. 



Warren Stuart Reinschmidt 

SYB U U51 , Ni W ^ ORK 

Once during plebe year .1 first classman asked 
Warren Ins name and, in che confusion chai fol 
lowed, he obtained che nickname, George. His 
classmates could always cell when Warren was 
coming down die lull by his ringing baritone 
and from such .1 licclc guy, coo Warren could not 
be termed a genius, Inn by hard work he always 
managed to stand m che upper portion ol Ins Ja^s 
While not .in outstanding athlete in any one sport 
he nevertheless shown! chat Ik- was a all 
around sportster In' taking pan in che various com 
pain sports Warren is definitely a cwenty vcar 
man in the Fleet 

Conrad Jacoh Rentier, Jr. 

Great Nlck, New York 

Jack was a man of leisure from way back. Just 
give him his sack, a good magazine story, and an 
old pipe; and naught, not even girls, can add to 
the sublime During his three years at the Academy, 
the only traffic Jack had with women was by way 
of owning an Esquire calendar and a Power's an- 
thology ol models, He had dreamed of Annapolis 
too long to let a riff or two with the Academic 
Department upset the course he steered for that 
cherished commission. His hearty laugh, playful 
belligerency, and tall stories will always win friends 
for this lad from the "Passion city." 

William Wayne Rhoads 

Bluefield, West Virginia 

(Continued from J. V. DeSanto.) Academic year 
found the mountaineer from W.Va. living with 
Pete, Ru, and Rodge. "Chez 55" became the 
center of the bull sessions of Sunshine Alley. Rodge 
was still loyal to the Cleveland girl who was des- 
tined to wear his ring. Pete and Jim had found the 
"one," while Ru was still playing the field. Dusty 
found a new heart interest, whose correspondence 
added many more letters to be sorted. However, 
just before Christmas leave his crest was changed 
for silver wings, and Dusty spent leave in Phila- 
delphia. We eventually reached the conclusion 
that women are sometimes confusing. (Continued 
under H. P. Rodgers.) 


Douglas James Roberts, Jr. 

Hartford, Connecticut 

The Quel wasn t really lazy As he kept reminding us for three years. "1 ,ust haven't found anything 1 want 
to do A Connecticut ^1 ankee and a Red Mike, Jim won his way into the hearts of his classmates by a 
refusal to get excited over anything. Even-tempered and good-natured, Jim's answer for everything, was 
Take it easy. Chief was a Shakespeare man and spent hours spouting, "tomorrow and tomorrow" to his 
unappreaauve wives. A boogie-woogie enthusiast and a symphony man, Jim's only athletic interest was 
in soccer, and the Fall terms found him kicking the ball around with Tommy Taylor. 



Robert Francis Roche 

Salt Lake City, Utah 

Bob left a year of engineering at the University of 
Manitoba to take up the life of the sea via the 
Naval Academy. Originally from Utah, his present 
home is Flin Flon, a small mining town in 
Canada. He quickly developed a style in crew 
which won him large numerals plebe year. From 
then on he ate, slept, and dreamed crew, sacri- 
ficing Saturday afternoon dragging for workouts. 
A star man himself, he was always ready to help 
someone else over the rough spots in academics. 
Rockey's voice, ringing throughout Bancroft, or 
rising from the choir at daily Mass, has become 
familiar to all hands. 

Harry Paul Rodgers, Jr. 

Cleveland, On hi 

(Continued from W. W. Rhoads.) In June '45 
Jim became the fifth wife, and brought into the 
room a New Jersey humor that kept things con- 
tinually on the move. The poor hoy lost his head, 
and his week-end quarrels with Babe ended in an 
engagement. The room was then complete. We 
lived like real fraternity brothers. We knew each 
others strongbox combinations, and where each 
would hide his cigarettes. Academically and on the 
sports field, our status remained about the same as 
in plebe and youngster year. Dusty became cow 
wain of the crew, while Jim continued with foot- 
ball and lacrosse. (Continued under R. E. Sadler.) 

Louis Pasqual Rossi 

West New York, New Jeesi l 

When Lou entered the Academy he discovered he had been demoted from dviJian .far class ȣ*^ 
fourth class. Accepting his fate, he spent ^^^^^^^ ^ZZ^SZ 
Jersey. Although never admitting it Lou had no tr ub < ^ a to j^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 

average. A connoisseur of the finer things or lite, tlpee uway wit|i ^ classmateS( 

place, especially before those cold Sunday night suppers. Always wining 
he never failed to join in friendly arguments. His tenacity and ability assure him char sailing. 

William Haley Rogers 

Am INOTON, I 1 X v. 

The Arlington, Texas, Hook and I adder Co. lost 
its best man when Haley left lor Oxford 1 >i 1 .1 
Rhodes Scholarship. Unfortunately, he missed thi 
boat and ended up at Navy. I lerc he has earned a 
reputation as an all around athlete, excelling ai 
both bridge and gin-rummy, Haley was the kind 
ol fellow who took things in stride and always had 
an eye for the lighter side ol life Not a savoir, 
Haley nevertheless plunged into his work, and 
somehow managed to emerge victorious from the 
ten week struggles with academics, An afternoon 
listening to loud, blaring five w.ts his favorite 



Rufus Earle Sadler, Jr. 

L'i.lN ion, SOU ill I audi INA 

(Continued From H P, Rodgers ) Our years at 
che Academy arc now over Nnnt ol us stood one, 
or even remotely close to it None were ever men 
tfoned on the AIl-American lists, but we had never 
expected these honors \\Y .ill agree that Kin and 
happiness are the most important things in life; and 
even il our academic and sports accomplishments 
suffered, we had more than our share of enjoyment, 
We don't expeci co be Gve-stai admirals, but we 
won't be gray haired ensigns. After three years, 
there are still five ol us bound together with a 
friendship that will outlast eternity. 

William Thomas Sanders, Jr. 

Dallas, Texas 

Sandy came to the Academy direct from a N.R.- 
O.T.C. unit. From che beginning his desires co 
become a sailor were made known. Plebe year 
he was a member of the varsity sailing team, and 
almost any spring or fall week-end you could find 
Sandy cither racing or taking an overnight sailing 
trip on one of che yawls. On such trips his sailing 
qualities were only surpassed by his ability co pre- 
pare a good meal. It must be admitted that Sandy 
was a dyed-in-the-wool one-woman man. His 
faithfulness to che O.A.O. never once weakened 
during che encire three years. 

John Bruce Schafer 

Long Beach, California 

Wilton 'Turner Sanders, Jr. 

North Carroli.ton, Mississippi 

Nobody's ego could scand up to Sandy's ribbing, 
and none escaped. But he got along well with 
everybody — the number of his friends confirm that 
fact. Like all good "Suth'n Gennelmen" he never 
suffered from overwork although he contributed 
heavily plebe year to the rifle team and Log circu- 
lation. The urge to sail came early to Water Tight, 
and week-ends were spent on the Chesapeake think- 
ing of Virginia back home. He gave her a minia- 
ture at the Ring Dance, and they began that great- 
est of all adventures right after che next June Week. 

Long John beat the medical examiners when he entered the Academy, for he is 6 feet 5 inches high. As in 
stature, he is high in the esteem of his classmates. Always cheerful, Spoc One has an abundant supply of 
laughter and of jokes. His readiness to pitch in and help or to play causes him to be on the move, whether 
it be for a task or for a game of basketball or bridge. He likes the jive, a lot of fun, most games and his 
many friends. In short, Beasty is an all-around fellow co know, an enjoyable and likeable fellow in all 



heonard Frank Schempp, Jr, 

Los Angeles, California 

Schempp, the dragging fool, arrived at the Naval 
Academy co show that Western men are seafaring 
as well as "wooley," after being persuaded that 
Annapolis was better than West Point, anyway. 
Undaunted by the determined, but fruitless, efforts 
of the Academic Departments, he retained his 4.0 
smile and individualistic attitude. During the 
bleak afternoons of "The Dark Ages," he would 
break away from his extra-curricular activities of 
studying Naval history and playing bridge to man- 
age the gym team through its successful seasons. 

Robert Eugene Schenk 

Waterloo, Iowa 

During the three years that Robert E. was here he 
participated in several sports. Rudy won his 
numeral in plebe football, and he played on the 
junior-varsity and varsity teams his last two years. 
As a boxer, Bob wielded a powerful right which 
was readily felt by his opponents. In the spring, 
R. E. turned to varsity track where he ran the 
sprints and low hurdles. After winning his handler's 
qualification, he took an active part in yawl races. 
Academics caused him little trouble, and it was 
only with an effort that he could spare the few 
minutes from his sack which he spent on his 

Arnold Robert ScHwknecht 

Yakima, Washington 

Shook divided most of his time between telling ol 
the gallantry of the "Maryland" and trying to decide 
why "chicken kids" were admitted to the trade 
school on the Severn. He also had the name Hose 
Nose added to his series of nicknames lor reasons 
apparent to the reader. His outstanding quality 
and sincerity made Shook well liked by all those 
around him, because a person could always be sure 
that he meant what he said. Displaying great 
pride in his family, and hoping to have one of his 
own before many more years pass, he made his 
choice plebe year when he took the fatal step of 
getting engaged. 

Edward Alan Scoles 

Kansas City, Kansas 

Eddie's desire to see more than a bathtub full of water at one time called him from the wheat fields of Kansas 
to the Navy's Seaside Trade School. When not getting his sea legs aboard the "Freedom,' madly writing 
letters or testing the patience of his wives with his crooning, Blondie could be found admiring an N gamed 
by swinging ape-like from the high bar. Every week-end Ed broke out the same tube of shaving cream issued 
him plebe summer and proceeded to captivate the latest blind drag with his winning smile, his mischievous 
manner, and inexhaustible supply of horrible puns. 



John Presley Shelton 

Dallas, Texas 

From the Texas Air Force came [Ik most insiscant 
Iamb-hater in the company. After one look at the 
system at Navy, he cursed all damn yankecs and 
revved up again for a return to the land of eternal 
sunshine- He was cut short in this attempt by the 
strong arm of. an aggressive D. O.; so faced with 
the ordeal ol spending the rest of his youth in the 
Navy, The Horse resigned himscli to his fate and 
decided that after all, Yankee "wimmen" were 
tolerable. With his ever present camera, he is one 
nl the lew midshipmen who invariably sees P-rades 
from the outside. 

Andrew Benjamin Sides, Jr. 

Portland, Maine 

"O, how I hate Sunday nights," says Andy as he 
comes in from a big week-end of dragging. Women 
and studies are Andy's two chief interests here at 
Navy, and he excels in both. Andy is a complete 
New England Yankee thoroughly convinced of 
New England's vast superiority over the rest of 
our country. His two chief New England themes 
are that all truly educated boys attend Andover and 
that all similiarly prepared girls attend Wellesley. 
Andy is one of the friendliest, best-liked boys 
around. He's always ready to sympathize with 
anyone, and to partake of their chow. He is a truly 
fine person. 

Luther Boyd Sisson 



William Morris Simyich 

Washington, D.C. 

Simp's writing, which was a constant source of 
comment from the Bull Department and a source 
of amusement for his friends, had a quality that 
only Bill, with his cynical humor and satirical 
outlook, could give it. Simp was proudest of his 
seventy-six hours flying time as an elevator boy in 
the Senate Office Building. "Four more hours and 
I would have had the Air Medal," was his proud 
comment. His vast knowledge of current events 
endeared him to information-seeking plebes, and 
he was an authority on the recent war. His slow, 
but careful reading was an asset at the Academy. 

Practically every person who entered Luther's room came to thank him for some deed, either large or small, 
that he had done. With a phenomenal business ability, an ever-helpful and congenial nature, Luther always 
strived to make easier the tasks of others. Most of us didn't see the behind-the-scenes business of sailing, but 
to Luther, skipper of the yawl, credit again was due for each well-planned and executed trip. Each evening 
from behind voluminous clouds of the smoke of his cigar emerged that subtle form of wit that kept his 
wives happy and cheerful. 



Riverside, California 

The phrase most familiar to Don's ears was, 
"How do you work this problem?" He never had 
much difficulty solving the most intricate that the 
Academic Departments could assign; consequently, 
the entire company came to him for help. Don's 
academic ability was supplemented by practical 
experience gained while serving as an air mech 
aboard an aircraft carrier in the South Pacific prior 
to entering the Academy. Crew and sailing were 
his favorite sports, having had experience in both 
before leaving California's blue Pacific. Early 
plebe year, Don met Betty and they decided that 
it was the "real thing." "What a lovely miniature 
you're wearing, Betty!" 

Bernard Eugene Smith, Jr. 

Nfw York, Ni-w York 

Unlike the sailor who joined the Navy CO sec the 
world, Ben had seen most of it when he arrived ,u 
the Naval Academy. From his travels, he gained 
a proficiency in foreign languages which was to 
make Dago profs take notice, and from bis ex 
periences abroad, he acquired a quiet confidence in 
his own ability which brought him safely through 
academic perils. Not to London or Paris did he 
turn for affaires du cocur, for Bedford Village. 
New York, holds first claim Never will he let the 
pleasures of life slip by; and with confidence and 
courage, he faces the future, secure in success 

Griffin Pixley Smith, Jr. 

Sin i m , Ni in i ii I Mini in \ 

[cep worked hard while ai tin Academj mosi ol 

Ills time was spent in dragging 01 With Ins lust class 

stamp collection Nevei without a laugh 01 smili . 

he kept the boys going Plebe ve.u he was a 
man and week ends would liiul him .ill 0VC1 M.nv 
land. He enjoyed all sports, especially regimented 
swimming, ami was very seldom seen taking l( 
easy. Many plebes will remembei him foi his 

strictly professional questions, and his bouts were 

often spent with a recognition manual I acli day 

saw a litter Irom Ins bilks, and he took great pride 

in talking ol the good old days at t ha pel 1 1 ill 

William Allen Spencer 

Blul Earth, Minnesoi \ 

"Square that cap, mister'" Bill furnished an irresistible target lor uppcrclassmcn, with bis cap tilted over one 
eye, bis broad Irish grin, and his bouncing stride But he usually came out of these skirmishes with another 
friend A keen sense of lair play and a determined ability to secure a square deal lor everybody resulted in 
Bill's continuous service as company representative A bard player, he applied a natural dexterity to a variety 
of spores, ranging from wrestling to soccer Originality, all-around ability, and a buoyant personality 
assured Spenec a prominent place in Academy life. 



James Bland Stagg 

Danvh i i , Kentucky 

Jim Stagg, well known throughout the Regiment 
as I B , will be remembered lor many things his 
Southern drawl, his Kentucky habits, Ins ofc-chang- 
ing locker door caused by too many dates for the 
same week end, along with his happy-go-lucky 
opinion ol the system. Jim was never a scar athlete, 
bui i yen so. you won't lind .i cutter crew of the 
1 D. squad that doesn't have two or three fellows 
in u who know Jim Stagg, J. B.'s sincerity during 
[lis few serious moments has made him .i host of 
friends, but his most outstanding traits ol character 
are frankness an J the courage ol his convictions. 

George Clifton Stevens 

Quincy, Massachusetts 

When Jock breezed into the Academy from And- 
over, he was quite disappointed because he couldn't 
play hockey. However, lacrosse was the nearest 
thing to hockey that we had, and he began a two- 
year hitch on the varsity squad. Though you 
couldn't accuse Cliff of being too romantically in- 
clined, the abundance of his sugar reports and his 
dazzling damsels made us all envy him. He had a 
way of getting things done, and his tenacity in 
solving probs paid dividends in his fine scholastic 
record. We will always remember his round and 
ready opinions as good medicine for anyone's 

Jack Marion Stevens 

Herrville, Texas 

After twency-six days in the Army Air Corps, 
Steve flew into the Academy straight from Texas, 
and he never let anyone forget that he came from 
the Lone Star State. Skinny took a slight fling at 
athletics, but his easy wit, sweet first tenor, and 
ability to ad lib out of anything lured him to the 
higher arts in the Masqueraders, Pep Rallys, Musi- 
cal Club shows, and choir. Always on the go and 
enthusiastic, Tex was the center of any skylarking 
group. Hooked youngster year, and retaining his 
desire to be a buzz boy, he has the Air Corps and 
his O. A. O. waiting for him. 

Robert Scott Stone 

Minneapolis, Minnesota 

Bob, a sandy haired lad from the fabulous land of Paul Bunyan, brought to the Academy the friendly spirit 
of the Midwest. Possessing a unique Swedish dialect, he never tired of telling stories of the wonders of the 
lake country. Love of the pigskin, which he inherited from his Dad, made him a valuable man, It also made 
him the only one capable of solving the mystery of the missing football. Rugged in any sport, Bob played 
hard and worked hard. Sincere and cheerful, he was a firm friend, and as unchangeable as Bancroft itself. 
Rocky was a fitting nickname for this steady character. 



Thomas Earl Suttles, Jr. 

Atlanta, Georgia 

Room inspectors were no doubt mildly surprised 
to find on Earl's shelf an assortment of books rang- 
ing from Einstein's Relativity to The Saint, and 
including such notable works as Lee's Lieutenants 
and Differential Equations. T. E.'s attempt to 
become a minor authority on the war between the 
States met with notable success, as did his every 
encounter with those departments involving engi- 
neering. Although the proud possessor of a hearty 
hatred for General Sherman and "Marching 
Through Georgia," Sutt's love for a good time 
made him ever welcome at gatherings of those 
who know his accent to be synonymous with witty 

William Alfred Teasley, Jr. 

Annapolis, Maryland 

When Bill was old enough to brush off his Dad's 
blue service he realized he would graduate from 
Annapolis some day and never gave it another 
thought. Life as a midshipman was second nature 
and Steam tree took it all in his bowlegged stride. 
Always ready to show you a new pinhold or to 
play lacrosse in the room during study hour, Wa 
knew when to buckle down and when to play. He 
did a great job at each. A long trip on and under 
the seven seas while wearing Dolphins is the next 
chapter in a life of rich and happy moments. 

William Frederick Thompson 

Berkeley, California 

Tommy first charted his course towards the Merchant Marine, but service as an enlisted man led him to the 
Academy. Now he's a twenty-year man. Bill didn't appreciate getting good Bull grades in an engineering 
course, but he used his ability in frequent arguments. Post-taps sessions ranged from geopolitics to religion, 
and always terminated with women. He claims the lesser sex by-passed him, but Log photos contradict him. 
His athletic ventures varied from lacrosse to wrestling, and he even endured the cross-country course. Tommy 
has added love of the sky to his seagoing desires, and his first goal is Navy wings. 

Wirt Cwmmings Thayer 

Br ■ j 

, New Hampshire 

"What's this Bull lesson about anyway?" was 
Wirt's constant query. "Worthless" arrived at the 
Naval Academy from Tilton Junior College, car- 
rying a baseball glove in one hand and his suitcase 
in the other. Although outwardly very serious, he 
never allowed academics to interfere with his ath- 
letic activities, much less with his dragging the 
girl from back home. Prior to entering the Acad- 
emy, Wirt gained valuable experience in practical 
navigation as he skied down those famous New 
Hampshire mountains. Behind Wirt's Hashing 
smile is a more than ample sense ol humor, which 
will make him a welcome addition wherever he 



Rohert Edwin Turnage 

1| N ion. h i INI IIS 

l he routine ol Bancroft 1 1. ill t h mged I )ilben 
quite a bii from the dance band drummer he used 
to be, to quite .1 regulation plebe Always the first 
to answei a "Plcbi ho," Bob was conscientious and 
hard-working, especially as concerned academics, 
and above all, plebe Steam youngster cruise gave 
him the name Bucket, noi because ol any reference 
to academics, but because rough weather necessi 
tared a constani companion ol this type Few 
week ends ol youngstei year passed thai Bob 
couldn't be (omul with the little woman ( ome 
th( week's end, books and all were forced into the 
shadows by the Inevitable 

Stansfield Turner 



Not long after Stan's arrival from Amherst, we ail 
felt the effect ol his uncanny ability to make friends. 
A natural organizer, hino did much lor the good 
ol the company and lor the good ol the Alpha, not 
to mention his remarkable performance as little 
man on the "big A" football squad He could 
actually do some ol Tommy Taylor's exercises, 
I browing the bull was easy, in more ways than 
one, but getting up Steam was somewhat of a 
problem at times I KCept from reveille to break- 
last, "Rugged but Right" gleamed [ovial wit and 
corny puns a grand guv 

John Stephen Urban 

Chester, Pennsylvania 

Uncle Bourbon is a living example of his home- 
town's slogan "What Chester makes, makes 
Chester," for he is che number one midshipman. 
He came from behind the machine guns of an 
S. B. D. to jump several rungs on the ladder of 
Naval success. His Distinguished Flying Cross is 
a symbol of his courage while his modest reports 
on the war have been a source of pride and profes- 
sional interest to his shipmates. A capable leader, 
"Our Guide" will go to sea having enlivened his 
friends with his serious ambitions and good-fellow- 
ship. Olga and the Navy are proud of Johnny and 
there is a career of honor awaiting him in the Fleet. 

Jacob Wythe Walker 

l.i 1 1 1 1 Roe k, Arkansas 

II you ever see a pair oi sparkling blue eves behind an infectious smile when someone breaks into the strains 
ol "Hail to the Old Gold," you'll know that vou've run into Quack. He was always looking for a new 
destroyer because it most nearly approximated the speed and thrill of a powerful automobile. Not one to 
be tricked by the vagaries ol the fair sex. he dabbled with the beautiful without fear of entangling alliances. 
An everlasting sense ol <^ood humor and a pleasant faculty for seeing the sunny side will always make him 
a bright companion on any of the seven seas 



Janus Harold \\ atUins, jr. 


Doiiiilil Nfoson Wills 

M tan \i-, \!\ 

Having come from tlabama, limim spent many 
evenings re6ghting the Qvll Wat or talking about 
Mi, Montgomery, mint fuleps, or subs He loved 
being run by lus classmates, and ncva lai 

to explain thac two plus two equals to 
His sport and hobby was tailing, and lu 
tailed no Jo Ins share ol the work, Baked oui on the 
rantail He never had time tor dragging, but 
usually managed to hnJ it anyway Jimmj used 
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aggressive O D.'s, but Ins friendliness wu un 
limited, and he was popular with everyoni 

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John William Wells 


"Hubba, huhru'' m (rue Navy style was a sun- si*n that ]..hnm Weill 

to the conversation Always more at bom m a hull session thjn in a cla J " n,r 

anJ friendly spirit won many lifetime friend* Jurm^ his stay Ofl tl 
important part in .ausm^ Johnny's waistline to prosper, but tl didn't hamper hi 
tennis courts, nor his roughing it up a bit in the wrestling loft johnny takes J. 
nd his capabUiry will make him a welcome addition wherever hi 

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Brendan Paul White 


rill A, I'lNNMl VANIA 

That big boy wiili the blazing red hair is our boy 
Beep Coming from the City oJ Brotherly I ove, 
Bren was always an unfailing friend. He said he 
>a i . ,i con6rmed Red Mike, but be neva hi [rated 
to open his pocketbook for tliose who were drag' 
glng \ tine athlete, Red played -i ycai "l varsit] 
football bin suffered an injury which prevented his 
further participation in thai spon Bren then 
proved his versatilit) by taking track in stride 
Beep I i kt*v tliose pig boats, but we who know say 
it's tin' fine chow and soft sack What did von say, 

Herbert Edscl Whyte 

Kapih Cilv, South Dakota 

It will take a lot of ocean to replace the pines of the 
Black Hills in Herb's blood. A star man in Bull, 
Whizzer became proficient in that subject by ex- 
plaining the spelling ot bis last name. Spring 
found Herb in dinghies on the Severn, and winter 
in the fencing loft. His love of singing made him 
.in active member ol the Glee Club and a star bari- 
tone in the shower. Whether it was pipes or 
women, Herb could pick them, and usually did, 
after learning about both the hard way. His sin- 
cerity, goo J nat tiredness, and cverv-rcady smile 
made Herb a real shipmate 

Wallace Neil Yates 

I \mi i i , Inoriii Carolina 

Paden Eskew Woodruff, Jr. 

Pickens, South Carolina 

"It's too bad," says Woody, "that I couldn't have 
been smart as well as handsome"; but the fact that 
he graduated seems to refute his first supposition. 
True, the Muses of Dago and Mathematics never 
received him into their innermost circles, but in 
other subjects, Woody was far from bucket. His 
main avocation was football, as his large expanse 
in all directions would seem to indicate. This size 
was the reason why wc wives never argued with 
him seriously, even when he claimed citizenship 
in the Confederate States of America. His epitaph 
might well be, "He came, he smiled, he conquered." 

We could never forget Wally as Myrtle Keller in the annual Masqueradcr Production of 1945, "The 1 " With an air ol refined sophistication, Wally captured many a midshipman's heart in his fern 

: Male 
role, even though his zipper came undone in one show. He spent most of his happy hours trying to continue 
the Civil War in an animated North Carolina drawl. Wally was a character member of the academic gang, 
receiving the hrst degree in Steam and a plus charge in D.C. A protruding chin, suggestive of dignity and 
profundity, was his compliment to a friendly smile. 










William Joseph Aicklen, Jr. 

Galveston, Texas 

Charles Killian Allendorf 

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 

Roy Theodore Anderson 

Battle Creek, Michigan 

Bill left die plains of Texas co take up his Navy 
life at the age of seventeen. Even chough the con 
tents ol the reg-book were a mystery to him, he 
seldom (ell below 4.0 in conduct. The two out- 
standing beliefs that he formulated alter plebe year 
were that all studying should be done in his sack, 
and that he should personally keep all plcbes in full 
uniform. Although he was on the sailing team, 
most nl his exercise came from running back ro the 
room after chow to get a card game started. Ake's 
cheery smile will be a welcomed addition co any 

Frank Stroebe Averill 

Chazy, New York 

Frank came co us from the wilds of upper New 
York, so far from civilization that he was com 
plecely ignorant of the finer things in life, such as 
foocball and jazz music. He lcatncd the ways of 
the white man quickly, however, and displayed an 
amazing capacity for the good stuff during trips to 
Baltimore. He dragged more youngster summer 
than most fellows do in three years, and his famous 
battle-cry, "I'll take over now" will ring through 
the halls for years to come. Imperturbable, he 
didn't calk much, buc when he did, ic paid co take 

Ic is doubtful if anyone got more out of Navy than 
Chuck, and it is certain that no one enjoyed ic more. 
Academically high, he never seriously worried 
abouc anyching except, perhaps, a non-dragging 
week-end. Sowing his musical oacs, Al played the 
trumpet and piano, and became a choir boy in 
Gelly's "Regulars." Proving his versatility, he 
starred in, and became president of, the Mas- 
queraders. Although athletic by nature, he was 
proudest of his "N" for varsity radiacor. Self-con- 
fidenc, compcccnc, with a friendly, smiling per- 
sonally and die abilicy co chink and ace for himself, 
he should 4.0 wherever he goes. 

This lictle guy knows all chc answers. He's all 
work and no play, k's "Andy, how do you do this 
one?" and, "Whac, little man, studying on Sunday 
afternoon!" But this live wire of a sandblower has 
a bathrobe full of athletic awards to his credit and 
he got them by working. His curly hair, of which 

he is privately proud, and his grin are "cute" co the 
girls, but not one has secured a spot in his heart. 
He's quiec, willing, and disconcercingly accurate. 
We've not discovered his vices or weaknesses, and 
only che Academic Board ever goc him down. 
Hey, Duck-bucc! 



Francis Martin Bacon 

Jonesboro, Tennessee 

Damyankee! Of course it's one word. If you 
don'c believe it, just ask Doc. Eastern Tennessee 
is the place he calls home, but the lure of faraway 
places brought him into the Navy. During plebe 
summer he received his first real taste of sailing, 
and when youngster year rolled around, Doc was 

Raymond Nicholas Baker 

McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania 

Straight from the Smoky City came the Bake to 
brighten life at the Naval Academy. After a tussle 
with the first few Dago exams, academics no 
longer were a worry to Ray. Where he really ex- 
celled though was on the dance floor. A true con- 
noisseur, he was happiest when he was dragging a 
beautiful belle to a Saturday night hop. A com- 
petent fencer, he also successfully tried his hand at 
wrestling and soccer. Always ready to trade a joke 
or join a party, his cheerful manner gained him 
friends everywhere. Ray's pleasant disposition 
coupled with his sound practical judgment will 
assure him success. 

Robert Newell Barker 

St. Louis, Missouri 

Hailing from the "show me" state, Bob had only to be shown the Academy's diving board and he d found 
his place at Navy. After the departure of those plebe year menaces, Howie and Cliffie, academics ceased to 
trouble him and his extra moments were filled with being top man youngster year in Eastern Intercollegiate 
diving playing golf and worrying the first basses of the Glee Club. Having done more than his share in 
giving '45 many a headache, it was hard for Shortshunt to knock off smiling long enough to be firm with 
' 4 8 and '49. Barker's laugh is catching and his smile irresistible. 

among the first to receive his command. When 
not thus engaged he was always on hand for the 
familiar "cut for partners" and though he oc- 
casionally trumped his partners trick, he was a 
standing member of the company bridge club. 
Possessed of a fiery temper and a will of his own, 
he was well liked by all. 

Bernard Joseph Bandish 

Plymouth, Pennsylvania 

B. J. started out as a Brother Rat at V.M.I., but 
after a year, he decided to give the Navy a try. 
While here, he excelled in football and track, as 
well as standing well in academics. When there 
was little else to do, he was busy arranging stamps 
in his large collection. Joe, sometimes called 
"Mandrake" was always in the center of a crowd 
playing one of his tricks on a classmate. His favor- 
ite expression, "1 just love pie," was evidence of 
his enormous appetite. Joe, the Pennsylvania Pole, 
was always ready and able to use clear thought and 
understanding in any argument for the North. 



Ralph Earl Barnard 

PlltltV, UlAII 

William Wilson Barron 

Lewisburg, Tennessee 

Charles Gladstone Batt, Jr. 

Portland, Oregon 

Baked in the hot sun oi Utah, Buck shook the sand 
i mi ill his intelligent face and taced to the N.iv.i! 
Academy via the salt Hats. Once he had pitched 
his cent at the trade school, he began to make 
Irii'iuK, all ol whom liked co talk with this inland 
intellectual. We are happy to say that Buck starred, 
hut we arc still trying to figure out how he found 
time to study, because he also is an athlete. (He 
says he learned how to swim in the Great Salt 
Lake.) Yes, he came to us reeking with dust and 
beach muscles and will leave us with salt and 
writer's cramp. 

Bradford Albert Becken 


Brad isn't a fellow who lets things get him down. 
His troubles relegated themselves into minor frays 
with the Springfield rifle and the needles of Sick 
Bay. His favorite sport is fencing, and during his 
stay he has developed into an expert foilman A 
good s.nlor, Babs was the plebes' answer book on 
anything concerning sailing. During youngster 
year, he found that Washington, D.C., held a 
special interest for him, and his wives found out 
that his O. A. O. could cook. Hardworking and 
conscientious, Brad found time to star in academics, 
as well as co participate in sports and social activi- 
ties. His classmates will always remember him as 
the man with the right answers. 

Coming from Vandcrbilt University, Bill entered 
the Naval Academy, and there became the possessor 
of main athletic awards and academic achieve- 
ments. He began his athletic career at Navy by 
winning his N in football and his class numerals in 
baseball. This procedure continued until his bath- 
robe was more gold than blue. Academically, the 
Machine, as he will be remembered by his class- 
mates, excelled and starred in his usual manner. 
He leaves a large group of friends who have been 
most favorably impressed by his easy friendship, 
his relentless zeal and industry, and his faith in 

"It's a plane! It's a bird! No, it's Batman!" This 
was a familiar cry any Saturday afternoon during 
lacrosse season as the Oregonian stoutly carressed 
the opposing team with his terrible lacrosse stick. 
Big, rough, red-headed Charlie was equally well 
know on the soccer field but, ironically enough, he 

turned to ping-pong during the winter. When not 
running between Bancroft Hall and the athletic 
fields, Batman pointedly ignored the recommended 
academics with his two-finger operated "infernal 
machine," as he pounded out the daily report to 
the girl back home. And breathes there a man in 
Bancroft Hall who hasn't seen Charlie's locker 


John Alexander Bellan, Jr. 

Vicksburg, Mississippi 

Before becoming ensnared in our routine, Jack was 
a gentlemanly play boy in Vicksburg. Quiet, 
energetic, efficient, he left a lasting impression on 
all those who are proud to be called his friends. 
Although academics proved rather rough for him, 
especially during plebe year, through tireless effort 

William Edward Blyihe 

Carl Antone Blank 

Trenton, Nebraska 

C. A. is the strong, silent type. He spent a good 
part of his time studying to keep ahead of the 
Skinny Department, but he has finally made it. 
Carl's favorite sport was football, and he played 
two years for the battalion. He also liked wrestling 
and boxing, and as a result, youngster year found 
him with a broken wrist. He wore a cast for six 
months, and thus acquired the name of Stony Fist. 
His dragging was curtailed, but he made up for it 
during first class year. We shall always remember 
Carl as a cherished friend to all. 

FreoVic George Bouwman 

Fremont, Michigan 

Medals honors awards-Fred won them all, but to us he remained old "boo-man." His broad-jumpmg 
skill brought the Academy and this son of Michigan three IC4A championships during the last three years. 
Springing from the jump board was his chief occupation but Fred also dragged with the best, though his 
wife tried hard to hold down his average of queens. Ferdy could always be found playing tricks on the boys, 
and brought more than his share of laughter to Bancroft Hall. Yes, one of the finest athletes ever to represent 
Navy on the track field, but more important, a real friend and classmate. 

Amaru i o, Texas 

At Navy, Buddy was known to all his classmates 
as "Cap'n" Blythe. He is short, but, as is the case 
with many men short of stature, he is packed full 
of determination and "get up and go." His spark- 
ling, dark, Spanish eyes tell the story of the energy 
.\n<.\ force with which he takes in his stride all of 
life's little problems that arise here at Navy. By 
having definite qualities of speed and accuracy, 
"Cap'n" kicked his way through three years of 
soccer as well as showing strength and agility in 
company sports such as wrestling and gym. 

he was able to overcome these obstacles. In his 
rather quiet, easy-going way, Jack was liked by 
everyone. His favorite relaxation consisted of 
listening to beautiful music and escorting beautiful 
Southern belles. Even though the deep South is an 
attractive lure, his diligent application is sure to 
become an asset to our powerful Fleet. 



Floyd Davis Bowdcy 

Rochester, New York 

James Wilson Bowen 

Memphis, Tennessee 

James Channon Bowes 

Highland Park, Illinois 

Floyd, who spent his first night away from Roch- 
ester as a plcbe in Bancroft Hall, is a thoroughbred 
Yankee, Bragging on that fair New York city was 
his favorite pastime, and one learned of its Kodak 
factories in his every conversation. He enjoyed 
being considered a Casanova and took pleasure in 
counting the minutes from the time he met a cute 
female until she cold him she loved him, yet he 
never kidded about a certain O. A. O. Other 
diversions included varsity fencing and running 
plebes. If Japs scare as easily as plebes, the Nips 
will suffer a severe setback once this man gets 
within talking range. 

Archibald Augustus Bradley 

Smyrna, Georgia 

From the land of the Cracker, came Archie to the 
Naval Academy to start his career in the Navy. 
Long and lanky, Archie had trouble with the size 
of the sacks which certainly were not made for tall 
gentlemen. But no situation has ever disturbed 
Archie enough to make him change his slow, easy- 
going tempo of living. His steady nerves were a 
source of wonderment to us who daily strained 
ourselves crying to beat the system. "Take it easy" 
was his philosophy, and like a true Southern gentle 
man, Archie will probably still be taking ic easy 
when che rest of us are dead and gone. 

Here is one lad that was really che happy boy at 
Navy. He liked to impress che drags — any drag — 
and favored semi-classical music and scrawberry 
pies. His classmaces chought him conscientious 
enough to handle the class treasury. Willie, a 
valuable member of his company's wresrling team, 
was always a keyman on a yawl race. Many a 
night the boys down the corridor jammed his room 
for academic aid; he always laughed with his 
Southern accent, put aside his crossword puzzle, 
and gave to all the benefit of his knowledge. Willie 
will always find time to do more than is required of 

Major, a definitely cosmopolitan character, was 
able, after a nociceable scruggle, to adapt himself 
to the dull, restricted existence required. Never 
happy about che change, Chan felt it was a requisite 
to capitalize on all liberties granted. However, he 
would occasionally sacrifice his free time to keep 

on even footing with Steam. A persistent worker, 
the Culver lad never had as much trouble with his 
"book larnin" as he would lead you to believe. 
Having a wide interest in achletics, J. C. partici- 
pated in plebe swimming and various company 
and battalion sports. Channon's wit, satirical or 
paradoxical, made him incerescing company and 
an amusing friend. 



Frederick Gale Bradshaw 

Salem, Or 

Fred was often called Baldy, although there were 
worse cases of receding foreheads at the Academy. 
Because of his popularity at home as well as here, 
this one-woman-man proved to be the demorali- 
zation of his roommate. By capitalizing on his gift 
of gab, Fred not only kept up his correspondence, 

but netted a standing of No. 22 in the Bull Depart- 
ment. Our friend also spread his talents to the field 
of sports, specializing in softball and basketball. 
Shipmates of "Meletus" will not find a better 
friend with whom to work, nor a more cooperative 

"J" RanMl Bridges, Jr. 

Beeville, Texas 

J. Randcll Bridges hie the Academy wich a chesc 
full of ribbons and a likeable disposition. "J" was 
bom in Texas and served on the U.S.S. Wasp until 
she played catcher to some tin fish off the Solomons. 
"J" took a bath in oil; afterwards an exam for the 
Academy and passed both experiences well. At the 
Academy he took studies in stride and profited from 
his excellence in poker (much to our sorrow). This 
easy-going Texan, who looks more like an Eskimo, 
really has a way with the women. "Eskimo" is a 
great friend and an example of a right guy. 

George Oliver Robert Brwngot 

Berlin, New Hampshire 

d very bewildered plebe who never before realized how much 

Dale Calvin Brumbaugh 

South Bend, Indiana 

Dale is from the state of the Hoosicrs, the home ol 
Studebakcr cars, and the Fighting Irish. Not satis- 
lied with having the love of all the local talent, he 
decided to join the Navy and look over a bit of the 
world. Despite being known as a dragging man, 
Dale has been farsighted enough to keep the future 
in view and has never let the thought of a week-end 
interfere with his academic work. Early in plebe 
year, he took up fencing and improved yearly until 
he became known as one of the better swordsmen 
at the Academy. 

In luly 104, George found himself a new and very bewildered plebe who never betore realized now mucn 

one could miss the beautiful green woodlands and the snow crested mountains of New Hampshire. His 

plebe summer was ., nightmare, hue fall term found him "squared away. In the meantime however, he ^^ 

has acquired the title of "the most off the ball plebe of 47." Those days are gone forever, and now Gor, as H^ 

he is known by all, has won a place in the hearts of all his classmates. We will never forget his carefree grin ^~ 

and his squat, scurrying figure. 



James Adolph Burke 

Cl AHK1 li I D, MlNMMH A 

Alfred Carey Carpenter 


Edson Gardner Case 

Niagara Falls, New York 

,\ modest chap, Jim doesn't say much, but he has ability, common to few, ol "hitting the nail 
on the head " Conscientious and Industrious, the 
Killer proved his mind was quite capable ol mas 
(mm; <»ur baffling ri ademit w hedulc His strength 
and endurance proved .1 valuable asset on the 
varsity crew His ability to sunn, however, was 
questioned annually by the P I I )epartment 
I Ike .ill crew men, he has .1 huge appetite, with a 
rightful preference for Ins mother's cookies [im 
could always be looked co for .1 bright outlook on 
life's little adversities, and, consequently, he proved 
.1 steadying influence on his friends 

Donald Ernest Chandler 

C 1 1 IMONl IA, ( \i 11 ORN1 \ 

Pun, famous .is die thirteenth's Super Newt. 
nevei learned co "knock oil bouncing," and never 
learned co like .1 I lorida orange. He did learn 
somewhere, however, to be .1 darned engaging 
person As facile with .1 slipsrick as with the foils 
nl Ins beloved pinpushing, he had the crackling 
sense ol humor chat goes far coward making lire 
a great deal ol tun, A confirmed sailing addict, his 
first and abiding Academy love was che yawl 
squadron, and sailing was liis heaven, II Cuca 
monga ever gets put on the map, Chan's che one 

who will do it. 

Carp knew chat sea water was salty when we first 
met him, as that crow on his tailormades testified. 
Ever willing to lend a helping hand, Carp could 
always be depended on for the fullest cooperation 
Sailing, hiking and jittcrbugging dominated his 
Iree hours, and he took a back scat to no one in any 
ol them The plebes soon learned that Carp wanted 
them to he reg. The old saying, "Do as I say, not 
as I do," was appropriate Willing and able to 
meet anybody, Admiral or blind drag. Carp is a 
welcome addition to any crowd 

Ed started out plebe year by taking first place in the 
annual current events contest, and throughout his 
three years he was a constant source o^ information 
for the learning plebes. Then his bride-to-be came 
to Maryland, and many were the happy week-ends 
they spent together. Besides academics and matri- 

money, he starred at bridge Many is the time he 
made three no-trump without the essential two 
and one-half. Casey developed an uncanny knack 
of missing the "pap," but under his carefree man- 
ner he was a sincere, ambitious fellow. Genial, 
jovial, but non-reg! Well-liked by his classmates, 
an all-around great guy! That's our Ed! 



Reginald Doyne Clubh 

Detroit, Michigan 

With a smile that is a distinguishing characteristic 
and a permanent feature, Reg was always ready to 
put in a good word. With a heart as big as a Steam 
Tree, he constantly lent a helping hand. Afternoons 
found him in the gym, on the athletic field, or pull- 
ing an oar in crew. Every night found him waging 

Warren Richardson Cohean, Jr. 

Roswell, New Mexico 

Departing from the place where the West begins 
and the pavement ends, Bus has proved his abilities 
in athletics as well as in academics. For his contri- 
bution to the perfect record of the plebe football 
team he was awarded his numerals. He received 
similiar awards in wrestling, the sport in which 
he continued to excel. As a result of his mental 
powers, Bus occupied a high rung on the ladder of 
class standing. Possessed with the desire to see a 
job well done, Bus, the high-geared dynamo, takes 
with him the admiration of his class. 

Richard Guy Colquhoun 


Dick came to the Naval Academy with a variety of stories about Idaho potatoes and a pronounced faith- 
fulness to a sweet, young thing from back home. Boasting a thin crop of hair and a happy-go-lucky smile, 
Baldy was not long in winning friends in the company. Like most of us, Dick decorated the weekly shrubbery 
lists, but he always managed to come out on top. Dreaming of Evie and Idaho, Baldy will take the Fleet in 
his stride, just as he has the Naval Academy, because he is tailor-made for success. 

the battle of the receding hair line with his guar- 
anteed Fitch's. A home lover, especially with a 
certain blonde, he anticipated that white cottage as 
much as ensign's strips. Having seen the blonde, 
and having observed his conscientious manner, we 
predict Reg will excel along both lines. 

Kenneth Johnson Cole 

New Haven, Connecticut 

When Ken came to the Academy he brought his 
Downcast Yankee ways, consisting mainly of a 
love for sailing acquired on the New England coast. 
His attachment to the sport gained for Ken the 
well-deserved position of Vice-Commodore of the 
Boat Club. When winter came, and Cozy could 
no longer sail, he turned to fencing, and soon 
became an expert in the art. The choir and Glee 
Club were graced with his B- flats, and he proved 
to be one of Mr. Gilly's best firstbassmen. Ken 
will start his Naval career with Betsy as his Navy 
wife. Such a combination cannot fail. 



William James Cook 

Fort Smith, Arkansas 

Richard Tarleton Crane 

Iavward, California 

Robert Emery Cummings, Jr. 

Great Neck, Long Island, New York 

Arkansas lias all the advantages of" the whole coun- 
try and a few more — just ask Cookie. He lias the 
statistics at his finger tips. Bill became interested 
in rumbling in Fort Smith High School and con- 
centrated on it here. Along with tumbling, he 
excelled at cheer leading, straightening out his 
curly locks by turning hack Hips on a slippery deck. 
This Romeo never had too much to worry about 
in the academic line, but the Executive Department 
kept close on his heels, the reason being women. 
He never could stick to all the rules, no matter 
how he tried, but he usually got by. 

James Gillespie Dickson, Jr. 

Raeford, North Carolina 

Pajaro came to Navy after a young life of wander- 
ing. He won close friends in Haiti, in Puerto Rico, 
at Ormc in London, and throughout this country 
Now we arc able to call this tall, slim fellow our 
friend; and we do it proudly, for he has impressed 
us with his patience, intelligence, consideration of 
others, and fine sense of humor. Here at Navy, 
Pajaro's favorite diversions have been crew and 
poker. Keen interest and determined effort have 
won him near mastery in both endeavors. Our 
sincere hope is that he will draw his "royal" in this 
game of life, for he plays it well. 

Although an ardent and active member of the Cali- 
fornia Junior Chamber of Commerce, Dick was 
patient and understanding with his less fortunate 
classmates — even Texans. During Dick's sojourn 
at the Academy, social activities, bridge, fiction, 
crew and academics took up his time in that order. 
His academic pursuits, seemingly neglected, never- 
theless ranked him in the first quarter of the class, 
and his social activities gave him a host of friends. 
And from the looks of his locker door they were 
beautiful friends. Dick's enthusiasm, energy, and 
personality will always earn the respect and ad- 
miration of all who work with him. 

Jack does not say much, but those who break under 
his cover of dignity find a big heart and a true 
friend. He had the force and the perseverance that 
all of us envy and respect. He possesses a wonder- 
ful sense of humor, enjoys wrestling and basketball, 
but it is indeed fortunate for him that vocal ability 

is not a requisite of a Naval officer. With two 
ambitions in life to rate lots of gold braid and to 
enjoy a happy home, Jack has faced this "Battle 
of the Severn" with a seriousness and enthusiasm 
that has brought him recognition and admiration. 



Jarl James Diffendorfer 


Jig'J'g. J-squared, or just plain Diff is a man to be 
remembered by all of us, not only for his craggy, 
Wisconsin profile, but for his equally rugged and 
firm disposition. Academically, as well as ath- 
letically, DifF asserted this valuable trait to earn 
the reputation of being an honest, diligent worker. 

William Roy Dtllen 

Jakland, California 

Bill's nickname, Pickle, which was derived from the 
Dill in Dillen, is not a reflection on his personality 
— it is more the diametric opposite An enthusi- 
astic member of the plebe track team, Pickle won 
his numerals running the quarter mile. His second 
year found him on the water instead of the track. 
As skipper of the "Hornet," Pickle breezed through 
frequent races victoriously. When he wasn't sailing, 
Bill was playing bridge, another of his favorite 
pastimes. If Pickle displays the same character in 
the Fleet that he has at the Academy, he will find 
that he is at home in the Navy. 

Robert Emerson Eastman 

Merced, California 

After classes, Bob could usually be found in one of two places : on the wrestling mat or in his bunk— and in 
either case he was flat on his back. Using a service rifle as a teething ring and his father as an example, Bob 
has long had his mind set on entering the Marine Corps. Now it seems that this ignoble aim must give way 
to physical limitations, and the Supply Corps gets another good man. Always ready to enter into any form 
of social sport or pastime, Bob has the remarkable quality of winning friends — and the good nature to keep 

No description of J. J. is complete, however, with- 
out including his quick, contagious grin, coupled 
with an impudent sense of humor, which varied 
from running the upperclass as a plebe, and ap- 
propriating his wife's chow, to making the fourth 
class year of '48 and '49 veritable Waterloos of 
impossible questions. 

Donald Lee Donohnglt 

Hermosa BbACii, California 

Throughout his years by the Severn everyone came 
to know Don by his easy-going joic dc vivre, and 
by that gleam in his eyes when he dreamed ol June 
Week with that certain one. Although engaged in 
all sorts of activities, he still found time to star and 
to pull a lusty oar for varsity crew. When quizzed 
as to the secret of his success in arranging blind 
dates for his friends, he proudly replied, "I come 
from a long line of Masons." Inwardly a Navy 
man, but outwardly a Californian, he'll probably 
still be praising the wonders of the Sun State even 
after he becomes an Admiral. 



Herman Joseph Estelman 

I )] I Kill I , MlCMIOAN 

Joseph Dennis Evans 

Owensville, Ohio 

Donald Willet Everett 

Kingston, New York 

1 lis roommates claimed that he entered the Acad- 
emy wearing a zoot suit and carrying a surveyor's 
transit under his arm, but Henn disclaimed any- 
thing more radical than a flashy hair cut and a 
salty cap. He did know surveying, though, and 
we remember when Herm tried to scave off an 
impending Ordnance quiz wich a prolonged dis- 
cussion ol the transit's use all to no avail. De- 
mur's source ol pride and his wives'sourcc of worry 
and woe kept plugging, however, and our most 
comforting thought is chat whenever we see chat 
salty honnet coming over the horizon, we can 
stand by lor a good time. 

Reginald Valentine Ferry 

Honolulu, Ha 

i he Sneeze came to the Academy from Honolulu 
after serving in the Fleet since Pearl Harbor. He 
has been a living real estate advertisement for his 
native land Very shortly, a large number of his 
classmates hope to pass through the islands and 
check on a few ol the statements they've been hear- 
ing Due to his inherent nature, he found himself 
squarely in the middle of all the antics that Punchy 
and the Navy junior were constantly pulling. The 
primary concern of his tour at the Academy has 
been who to drag next week-end. Now, however, 
he is about to take on a problem a little more 

WHAM ! "Pull the switch!" It's just Joe tinkering 
around with gear in the Juice lab again. After 
tinkering with his beloved jalopies, Joe decided to 
go in for something bigger, so the Navy was 
naturally next. Dependable, conscientious, and 
loaded with good common sense, joe was the right 
guy to have around in a pinch, whether it was to 
help out on a prob or to keep the YP from parking 
on the rear terrace. Joe's fight with 20-20 didn't 
help his battle with academics, but there were few 
who could do as well as he did with such a mini- 
mum of study. 

Floating in from the wilderness of upstate New 
York, he came to us, and after his twenty years 
will naturally retire there with as much feminine 
companionship as possible. Though never quite 
a star man, he had grey matter and could use it 
when he wanted to, though that was seldom. 

Navy blue and gold, he was our living example 
of the wine, women and song philosophy of life. 
Sociable and friendly, he was always ready to join 
in anything that resembled having a fine time and 
not suggesting physical exertion. A true friend, he 
will always share the best with the best. 



Guy Wallace Ford, Jr. 

Sayre, Oklahoma 

Oklahoma born and bred, this versatile lad came 
to Annapolis after two years of college, and quickly 
adapted himself to Academy life. His savoir-faire 
led him to become noted for the queens he was to 
be seen with on dragging week-ends, and he became 
the acknowledged senior member of the Flying 

Squadron. Other week-ends would find him on the 
golf course, replenishing his finances. He also 
seemed to find plenty of time for sailing during the 
summer, and varsity gymnastics during the winter 
months. His easy-going amiability, combined with 
his ability to learn, should make him a capable 

Thomas Wwthrop Frazier 

Memphis, Tennessee 

A serious attitude with a cheery smile, a passion 
for an evening jam session with his guitar, and a 
natural ability in all things academic made Tommy 
popular with everyone with whom he came in con- 
tact, As a result, he was elected secretary of his 
class. His unstinting cooperation and unswerving 
attention to daily matters of duty have been his 
consistent hallmark. Tommy's straightforward 
methods have marked him and have given his 
shipmates assurance of solid dependability- When 
he was not writing his O. A. O., he was a tennis 
man and an outstanding battalion bowler. 

James Fcrigle Gallagher 



Two years at Carnegie Tech and a year in the Marine Corps, plus a natural ability in Mathematics and 
Engineering made academics the least of Jimbo's worries at the Academy. His brilliant wit and sense of 
humor made Jim an inexhaustible source of entertainment in the mess hall and earned for him a multitude 
of friends among his classmates. A guy with the courage of his own convictions, Jim proved to everyone 
that he has what it takes to make a fine officer and a leader of men, whether it be in the Navy or Marine 

Robert Emmett Fredricks 

Jamestown, North Dakota 

When this tall, quiet lad from Dakota joined us 
plebe summer, he had yet to sec his first ship. It 
made little difference to him, for Bob knew what 
he wanted and went after it, standing well up in 
the class and attaining deserved recognition for 
acting in the Masqucraders' productions. His 
abilities also extended to the held til fencing in 
which he developed considerable skill. His level 
head and Irank manner have been a good influence 
on everyone around him, and it is a proud man who 
can say he knows him, for in Bob he has a true 
friend lor life. 



Richard Steven Gardiner 

Davtona Beach, Florida 

David Lee Gardner 

St. Louis, Missouri 

John Theodore Geary 

Phoenix, Arizona 

Dick Gardiner came to Navy from Daycona Beach, 
via Antioch College in Ohio. Ac Ancioch he cook 
that year of engineering school to assure a safe, but 
leisurely, plebe year. Youngster year was largely 
a case of outguessing the Steam and Dago Depart- 
ments (learn one and spot 'em six). His most im- 
portant youngster activity was purveyor of Florida 
oranges to the second deck. Minor activities were 
sailing and dabbling in the Machiavellian politics 
of the Boat Club. He makes a fine wife for anyone 
who likes guava jelly and doesn't mind taking the 
uniforms down to the tailor shop every week. 

Robert McLeotJ George 

Phoenix, Arizona 

Bob came from the sands and cactus of Arizona to 
join us at Hotel Bancroft. Before turning his 
thoughts to the Navy, Bob earned a diploma from 
Phoenix, j. C, majoring in chemical engineering, 
and then worked for a year as a hydrographer. This 
education helped him to become one of those select 
few to spore starts on his lapel. Bob appeared 
rather quiet, but his friends soon learned that when 
a practical joke was played, Big George was 
usually involved. Undoubtedly the future will 
bear out our conviction chat Bob is the little man 
that will go a long, long way. 

Don't let Dave's size deceive you. Being one of 
the youngest and smallest men in his class doesn't 
handicap him; he's always right up there on the cop 
wich the best of them. Before joining us, Dave 
profited by three years at Andover, and many sum- 
mers of sailing off the shores of Maine. With his 
constantly changing heart, Dave's biggesc prob- 
lems were his girls and rhe question of which one 
to put first. We're sure that Gard's experience in 
managing varsity sport squads will certainly scand 
him in good stead when the time comes to manage 
the Fleet. 

Reared midst the sping cacti and abundant citrus of 
Arizona, this beautiful hunk of manhood finds 
much to criticize in the perversity of Maryland 
weather. Time not spent in denouncing the ele- 
ments, or in admiring food and femininity, was 
admirably adapted to placing himself well toward 

the head of his class. Three years of crew well spent 
to preserve that splendid body and brace. John 
practiced the arc of being serious wich che same dili- 
gence he accorded to scouting up becween-meal 
chow. We'll always be grateful for chac trait— it 
saved his classmates many Executive Department 
headaches and increased our boundless respect tor 
a swell guy. 



Muscoc Minor Gibson 

Norristown, Pennsylvania 

Hoot is proof chat the best things come in small 
packages. After plebe year, the red-headed Yankee 
next door became my wife — and what a wife! 
Very few people can do everything, but Gibson is 
one of the gifted. Without exerting himself in 
academics, he almost starred, and though bandi- 


Noah Webster Gokey, III 

Jamestown, New York 

The Naval Academy was che goal of Web from 
the time he was able to fingerprint his dad's cap. 
Being a Navy junior had its difficulties when he 
was asked, "Where you from, Mister?" He finally 
settled on Hawaii, and went on to stress it and its 
beauty in numerous themes in plebe Bull. All of 
Web's time was used to its best advantage, with 
never a minute wasted. Study hours found him 
hitting the books. Afternoons he was either in the 
wrestling loft or on the tennis courts, and few 
week-ends went by that he wasn't dragging 
Mickey. Naval construction is his chosen field, but 
wherever he goes he will make his way. 

Robert Justice Grimslcy 

Greensboro, North Carolina 

Bob came to the Naval Academy as a fugitive from his many Southern female acquaintances. With his 
mottos, "They cain't fry me," and "Just play the game cool — like me," he became a prominent member 
of both the executive track and crew squads. Probably inherited from his native section of the country, he 
was never seen "taking a strain unless the situation warranted it," Academics never bothered him, so he never 
bothered with them. His easy-going nature, and congenial personality have won for him a host of lasting 
friends. With his Naval career just starting, its history will stand as a tribute to posterity. 

capped by his size, he turned in good performances 
in soccer and lacrosse. As for friends, he had more 
than his share. A wonderful personality, and a 
desire to have a good time, made him a must in 
every party. So we bequeath to the Navy a prize 
possession, and a potential leader, Hoot Gibson. 


James Walter Griffin 

Jacksonville, Florida 

When we heard someone tell of Sherman's retreat 
through Georgia, before Forrest, we could always 
be sure Griff was again on his favorite topic. Origi- 
nally from Georgia, "Griff" felt chat the Yankee 
history books had the stoty all wrong. As time 
passed, he became the leading contender for the 
title of the "Academy's most receded hairline." 
He was one of rhe mainstays of the batcalion foot- 
ball ream during his more athletic moments. When 
winter came, Griff always felt chat the Naval 
Academy should be moved farther south, but as 
long as he is not too far removed from the equator, 
he and the Navy will be on the best of terms. 



Oliver Sawyer Hallett 

Dover, New Hampshire 

Leslie Myron Hartmann 

Waterloo, Iowa 

Eison Keith Hartzell, Jr. 

Bristol, Virginia 

A nonsensical lyric to sing, a little "chit" to read, 
a pipe CO smoke, and not too much strain, these 
were ihe tenets of OS' doctrine to enjoy one's self 
here at Navy, Yawl sailing increased rhc enjoy- 
ment and provided an outlet for Hallettian vigor, 
and his vitality was further reflected in a string of 
letters, starting with an N-star plcbc year for varsity 
swimming. His head was also well above water 
in the academics which studded his rhrec years by 
Severn's tide, and this was managed without un- 
due exertion. Ambitious and dependable, he would 
tty anything once and stick to it till the end. 

Eugene Marion Henry 

San Francisco, California 

Whenever one thinks of a locker door chockfull of 
gorgeous females, one thinks of Hank's. For a 
little guy, he got around, and his main worry was 
choosing the lucky creature for the following week- 
end. However, not all his friends were girls. Being 
a Fleet man, and having lived in both California 
and Colorado, he started out with plenty of buddies 
and as time went on, through choir, varsity wrest- 
ling (he sure looked good in his form-fitting, gray 
wrestling togs), and his quiet, unaffected manner, 
his circle of friends grew greater. Friends, stars, 
and drags were his goals, and he gained them all. 

"Mr. Hartmann, every time you start to speak I 
can see that Iowa corn waving in the breeze." Thus 
spoke one Skinny prof of our boy Mike. But no 
one is fooled long by our cornhusker, whose quiet 
and timid mannerisms have earned him many a 
nickname, not the least of which is "Thunder- 
lung." He found ample outlets for his energies by 
blowing his horn long and hard for the N. A. 10, 
holding a key position with the divot-diggets, 
accing as helmsman for the 1947 Ring Dance and 
Hop Committee, and pacing the extra duty squad 
around Farragut Field. 

Keith, with his good looks, curly hair, and smart 
appearance, had a definite advantage over his class- 
mates in "making with the amour." His offer 
to "fix you up" constantly reminded us that he 
was a devil at Duke. However, regardless of his 
extensive social activities, Harpo still managed to 

star in Bull. He also was a constant company 
representative on evet y sports squad. Super-riarpo 
interest in arc and politics were coordinated in the 
creation of a poster, winning a football game, 
losing the election. Harpo, with his whistle, water- 
colored Steam drawings, practical jokes, 
friendly laugh, will never be forgotten. 




Eric Monroe Hoover 

Birmingham, Alabama 

If Hoop wasn't around the hole, he was sure to be 
found either at the boat house or enjoying those 
meager hours of liberty. With an eye toward his 
Naval career, Hoop starred the academic race at 
M.M.I. His choice of sports was completely in 
keeping with his choice of career, with crew hold- 

Perry Frank Hunter, III 

Norristown, Pennsylvania 

"Which way did he go, George?" The man behind 
rhat phrase was Frank, even-dispositioned, Phila- 
delphia Mainliner. The Norristown Chamber of 
Commerce and Haverford School never had a 
better publicity agent. Quick-witted P. F. had no 
trouble with the academics, standing high in that 
department. As an example of his versatility he 
also excelled in athletics. A knee injury prevented 
Frankie from playing varsity ball, nevertheless he 
was a high-scoring company basketball player. 
Find a bridge game and there was P. F., for he was 
one-half of the famous Tepper-Hunter partnership. 
We all got a great kick watching him shave each 
month. No truer friend can be found. 

Charles Richardson Jeff s, Jr. 

Long Beach, California 

Following in the footsteps of his father, Chuck came to the Academy with the Navy his ambition. And 
ambitious he proved to be. Plebe year he spent his extra hours golfing or swimming, both of which he did 
very well. His last two years at the Academy, Chuck concentrated on golf. Although he devoted relatively 
little time to academics, Buster has stood consistently high in the class. We will remember him best by that 
occasional crack in his voice, by his willing attitude, and by his exceptional ability. A Navy man at heart, 
Chuck has chosen a career well suited to his personality. 

ing a slight edge over sailing. These were the 
natural causes of his famous appetite, and woe to 
the plebe who didn't see to it that Hoop got his 
fair share of chow. Generous, cooperative, and a 
friend to be proud of, Hoop is out to enjoy life to 
the utmost. 

John William Jahant 


Hon, Ohio 

It may have been Johnny's hair or the twitch in his 
voice that gave him the name Silky, but at any 
rate, he was a smooth character. Pic he year Silky 
won fame with his mess-hall routines and his 
famous anti-Oriental orations. Johnny will be 
remembered for his predominate characteristic, 
laughing, which he did principally at jokes and 
Steam profs, Although outstanding on the dia- 
mond, his athletic achievements were primarily on 
the basketball court. It will be like losing an car 
to part with the Silk, but wherever he goes, his 
character will insure for him friendship, admiration, 
and success. 



Lester Fremen Johnson, Jr. 

York, Pbnnsyi vania 

Richard Standish Jones 

Waterviue, Maine 

William Bowen Kash 

Paris, Kentucky 

Johnnie isn't lazy, lie was just born tired and never 
got rested. He came CO Navy from Dickinson 
College, and lias continued to expound his enviable 
philosophy of life. His easy-going, carefree man- 
ner causes everyone to like him immediately. For 
sports, Johnnie was most interested in swimming 
and spent most of his time playing his favorite 
Spott, water polo. Socially, he was noted for his 
wide variety of drags, and he hardly ever missed a 
hop or any other social (unction. Beneath his quiet, 
unassuming manner, he has a serious side which is 
sure to make him a success in whatever he does 

Robert Brendon Keating 

Midpord, Massachusetts 

Outstanding literary ability, a tendency to dream, 
and an Irish smile made Keats very popular Never 
at a loss tor the correct phrase, Keatinski found 
himself continually perplexed in the realm of Math. 
Renown lor ability to speak fluent French(?) with 
a cultured Boston accent, Bob wreaks havoc among 
the opposite sex Speed and agilitv in fencing, 
wrestling, and golf add to his accomplishments. 
Wanting some day to retire and write a book Bob 
often exclaims "Frankly, I'm worried " Whether 
Keats follows the sea or the pen, his consideration 
for others and fluent ability to make friends will 
inevitably bring success and happiness. 

You can cell by the accent that Jonesy was born in 
Maine and schooled at Colby College. You can tell 
by the tone of his crumpet that he is a musician 
par-excellent. His friends are so numerous chat 
he has not found time to make a single enemy. 
Possessing a deep love for skiing and eating, plus a 
fine taste for beauty, Dick is noted for having often 
appeared with the kind of drags that couse heads 
to spin. A little serious work always gains amazing 
results for him, so that he will do well wherever 
he goes from here. 

From the blue grass of Kentucky and Kentucky 
University came the "noble one," William B. 
Kash. Born and raised in Bourbon County, he is 
an authority on bourbon and horse racing, his two 
favorite subjeccs. Alchough he was no academic 
genius, he excelled in the realm of women and 

sports. His carefree manner has made him well 
liked by all his classmates and well known by mem- 
bers of the Executive Department. A firm believer 
and a devoted follower of the fine art of dragging, 
he was found ac almost every hop, just to keep in 
shape for track. 



Francis Lovell Keith 


Tall, dark, and savvy — and a New Englander 
through and through — Frank was one of the first 
of our class ro enter. After that day, he managed 
to star in academics while keeping conflicts with 
the Executive Department to a minimum. Though 
not an athletic or social slash, he still was to be 

Ogden D. King, Jr. 

At Large 

After hearing his name most people agreed O. D. 
was a fitting title, although other names were 
heard when he pulled some of his typical, Navy 
junior tricks. A perfect picture of O. D. would be 
with an address book in one hand and an empty 
cocktail glass in the other — in Washington, of 
course. Women were his weakness even though he 
was a "97-lb. weakling." Strangely enough, his 
plebe year motto was "sleeping is a waste of time," 
Youngster year he retracted the statement, and first 
class year he caused many a 2.0 room inspection 
chit for unridy bed. 

William Edward Knacbcl 

St. Joseph, Missouri 

Wild Bill was undoubtedly the saltiest member of our company. From the minute he asked Ensign Watson, 
"Should we bring our gear when we come aboard at 1400, sir?" we stood in awe of his vast and seemingly 
infinite store of knowledge, which ranged from preflight training to the latest scuttlebutt. He passed a 4.0 
plebe summer, slashing his way through the rifle range, seamanship, and even infantry. Later, as was natural 
for one with boots so sea dusty, he took to yawl sailing with keen interest. His easy-going manner, a quick 
laugh, and fast comebacks made him a swell wife. 

found on one of the company sports lists, and he 
attended most of the hops and entertainments. 
Noted for efficiency and generosity, Fran usually 
had any situation under control, and was a great 
help to us in the time of need. Whether we were in 
need of clean white gloves, scissors, cigarettes, or 
an encouraging word, he had an answer to every- 

Stewart Ashley Kingsbury 

Ann Aruou, Michigan 

Stew was better known by his classmates as Sack. 
Mild -mannered, soft spoken, and easy going, lust 
describes his pleasant personality, With a good 
academic mind, studies came easily lor him. He 
played his helovcd clarinet in the colorful NA id 
During spare moments, he also provided us with 
jolly, backroom jam sessions. Following the musi- 
cal lines, Sunday morning would find him polishing 
his halo in preparation lor singing with the choir, 
A well-rounded athletic career was begun plebe 
year by carrying the anchor lor the plebe cross- 
country team. Battalion squash and tennis and 
company wrestling were his later specialities. 



James David LaHayc 

Green Bay, Wisconsin 

Nathaniel Benjamin Land 

Emporia, Virginia 

Charles Reid Larzalere 

Hays, Kansas 

J. D. came to us from the cheese stare — Wisconsin. 
Before entering the Academy he served in the Fleet 
as radarman, and used this superior knowledge of 
radar during first class year to bilge us all. Being 
French, he at once took up the art of fencing, and 
by hard work secured himself a berth on the team, 
and his N star. He was always threatening to use 
the pap during youngster year, but first class year 
he seldom mustered the ambition to completely 
fill out a form two. J. D. will always be remem- 
bered by his shipmates for his quick wit and 

William Michael Lavelle 

Scr anton, Pennsylvania 

Here you see the Worry- Wart, or Spook, as he was 
commonly called. For three long years all that was 
heard from him was Scranton and leave. During 
the three-year war, he not only won the battle of 
Math, but proved his prowess in reaching the finals 
of the regimental boxing championships. Spook 
was probably the most popular fellow in his com- 
pany, and his good-natured humor kept the com- 
pany in an uproar for three years. Everyone was 
familiar with his antics and his favorite saying, 
"What's up?" Wherever the Baker goes, people 
will catch his air of friendship and his "Let's do 
something" spirit. 

Hailing from Virginia, where the South begins, 
Nat had a running start on the system from a year 
at V.P.I. A. A great lover of shooting the bull and 
a firm believer in "sack drills," Nat did manage to 
tear himself away and turn in a creditable per- 
formance as a tackle on the plebc football team. 
He could always be counted on as a fourth in a 
bridge game and would take on all comers in ten- 
nis. He had his troubles with Math, but finally 
was able to roll over the academics rather easily, 
although he still finds Dago a complete mystery 
to his Rebel mind. 

With a personality as easy-going and gentle as the 
plains of Kansas, Lere made many friends at the 
Academy. Always a good man in a bull session, 
he never neglected to advance his opinions strongly. 
Basketball held his main interest in sports during 
the long weeks of the winter, and the week-ends 

found him pursuing the art of dragging, although 
he has yet to discover that certain one. Lere never 
was quite won over to the system, for formation 
bells invariably found him still with one foot in 
the shower and a shirt still to be rigged. 


Jeremiah Edward Lenilian 

Fresno, California 

Six foot two, Irish, and with jusc a tinge of red in 
his hair, Lenny comes from the badlands of Cali- 
fornia. He made an enviable record in academics 
but was always ready to help his classmates in their 
studies. Scorning drags and hops, he was usually 
found in the gym on week-ends. Playing first string 

Wayne Richard Lippert 

Kenosha, Wisconsin 

Direct from Kenosha High School, via Cochrane - 
Bryan Prep School, came this blond-haired lad to 
help make up the Class of '47. He brought with 
him two outstanding abilities, that of sailing, and 
that of getting this academic stuff. Any afternoon 
or week-end when Wayne was not to be found, he 
was probably on one of the yawls or the Vamarie. 
In spite of this, he managed to take enough time 
out from sailing to star in academics. Women 
caused Lip very little trouble, and up till now, he 
has successfully staved off all attacks. 

Robert Dawson Lyon 

Wheeling, West Virginia 

Fresh from the college life of West Virginia University. Bob had difficulty accl.mat.zmg harnsel to the 
Academy atmosphere However, he and the Executive Department soon reached a ^ ° If ™? ^T^ 
they told Bob what to do and he cooperated. Aside from Bull, academics gave the Wes By God V.rg.n.a 
boy little trouble. A potential star man, his was the old story of the brains being present but the body unwill- 
ing Being quite versatile, Bob was successful at a multitude of company sports including boxing from 
whence the nickname "Punchie" emerged. His humor and good nature made him a popular classmate and 
a good friend. 

JV football and basketball, he was well known for 
his energy and fortitude. Wide reading and expe- 
rience enabled Lcn to converse intelligently from 
the philosophy of Descartes to high lead logging 
or spring roundups. Considerate, frank, indepen- 
dent, forceful, and pensive, Lenny merits watching. 

Donald Curry Lwtken 

Jackson, Mississippi 

Don attended Mississippi State before coming to 
Navy. Lut always had a good time around here 
from plebe summer until graduation. Always look- 
ing for fun, he was at the bottom of most Easter 
egg hunts, bricking parties, and the like during 
plebe year; and later, never let the plebes miss any 
opportunities to pull them. He didn't have any 
worries about academics, but still wasn't the type 
of classmate that gets thrown off the sea wall after 
the last Dago recitation, 1 f he ever leaves the Navy, 
I think you will be able to find him sipping mint 
juleps at Sub Rosa Plantation. 



Evan Thomas Mathis, Jr. 

Americus, Georgia 

Herbert Warren Maw 

S\i i Lake City, Utah 

David Allen McCoskrie 

Corvallis, Oregon 

Instead of becoming a Rambling Wreck, after the 
manner of his father, Evan decided on a Naval 
career. Here, as a member of the choir, manager 
of the varsity lacrosse team, and battalion repre- 
sentative of the reception committee, his will to 
work and his know-how have been valuable assets. 
Proud of his Southern heritage, he claims to be from 
not just Georgia, but South Georgia. And rightly 
may he be proud, for he exemplifies all the friend- 
liness and hospitality traditional ol the South. With 
a quick smile, a generous heart, and a winning way, 
he will always live in the memories of his class- 

Richard Dana McNeil 

Pierre, South Dakota 

In Pierre, Mac was known as Angus. It all started 
when the fellows saw a movie about a Scotch cop. 
Here he was Doc, more than likely because of his 
quiet manner and genuine friendliness. Doc took 
his long lanky frame to the racing shell early and 
has rowed all three years, Academics held little 
obstruction for Mac, because he was conscientious 
in studying. There was a slight exception, how- 
ever — Dago. Mac studied Russian and for him, 
and others, it caused trouble, but when the heat 
was on Doc came through. If his heart is in it, he 
will do likewise in the Fleet. 

Herb's popularity was evidenced by the crowd in 
his room after every evening meal, either seeking 
advice or a friendly chat. His smile won him many 
feminine admirers and a host of friends. This tall, 
husky Utah man made the first plebe crew shell, 
and began making varsity trips youngster year. An 
expert yawl handler and fine dancer, he was in his 
glory on the Severn or at a formal hop. Too modest 
to wear his stars, Herb maintained an excellent 
academic record at the Academy. His reserved and 
stately manner, inherited from his governor father, 
made Herb the nucleus of good fellowship. 

Quiet and persistent with a mind of his own Mac 
was always quick in action and violent in reaction. 
The more irons he had in the fire the happier he was. 
At any time one could find him in at least three, 
usually about six, extra-curricular activities. Al- 
though noted for his ability on the dinghy sailing 

team, his greatest claim to fame comes from his 
beautiful baritone solos in the choir. His first love 
was the model railroad club, which he himself 
founded. Mac's instinctive interest in all that sur- 
rounded him made his stay at Bancroft an active 



]ohn"S"McNulty,] r . 

Arlington, Virginia 

A cosmopolitan Marine junior, Mac fought his 
way to the banks of the Severn, knowing that was 
the best way to strike for the little golden bars. 
Carstairs never lost that righting spirit; he was 
always in there pitching for the best sack, best drag, 
and biggest week-end. Academics came easily, and 

Emiel Ralph Meisel 

Memphis, Tennessee 

Being a sandblower never discouraged Mouse. An 
ability to get along with all made many friends for 
him. Meisel had an O. A. O. but could always be 
counted on to take a flyer on a blind drag when the 
occasion arose. At home, in the classroom, and on 
the soccer field, Mcise had little difficulty in earning 
his stars and N. He was never too busy to help a 
classmate and deep is the gratitude of many for his 
help in academics, Although a slow shaver, his 
desire to see things through to an end will stand 
him in good stead. 

Bergen Stelle Merrill, Jr. 

Olive Branch, Mississippi 

A lover of outdoor excursions and merry occasions, Bergen found dragging a great pastime and started 
early plebe year. Week-ends when he did not drag (once he received six C. I. S. chits before he gave up), 
he could be found playing a fast game of tennis or bridge, or perhaps even trying to jitterbug at a Tea Fight. 
A natural at Math and always cooperative, Bergen made his room an extra instruction den (or plebes and 
youngsters He worked hard on company sports, and was an excellent man on the battalion crew. Wc will 
always remember the cherry "Hi Doc" of this Rebel from Oie Mississippi. 

Donald Estler Menlc 

Hoi den, Wise Virginia 

Versatile was the word tor Don. He showed his 
prowess primarily in gym, specializing on the 
parallel bars and the horse Also on his list were 
soccer and extra curricular activities such as the 
Chess Club and the Model Club. It was no won- 
der then chat as far luck as his youngster year he 
won his first Navy "N" on the varsity gym team. 
Don was a real "by God" Virginian, a proud mem- 
ber of Sigma Chi at West Virginia University 
where he spent a ye.u before coming Co the Acad- 
emy. We award him another "N" lor his infec 
tious grin, cheerful disposition, and comradeship 
throughout three years. 

Mac found the greatest enjoyment in playing the 
fixer, his mechanical genius covering everything 
from the door knob to a complicated radio. His 
complacency and smile won him a place as "our 
boy," and his slogan, "There is time for, and mod- 
eration in, everything," will enable him to keep 
any situation well in hand. 



Paul George Miller 

Louisville, Kentucky 

Stanley Tallmadge Moak 


Kent Brooks Monyyeny, Jr, 

Jackson, Tennessee 

The likeable man with the big heart, that's our 
Paul, From plebe days 'till that last river, his days 
were filled with beautiful women. Perhaps it was 
that smooth "Kentucky Gentleman" manner, or 
his skill as a yachtsman, but whatever the cause, 
P. G. stood high in many a girl's heart. But to his 
classmates, Paul meant more than that. A born 
leader, he showed early the qualities of a character 
that were destined to lead him to the top. A quiet 
efficient manner, a deep consideration of friends, 
an unrivaled personal magnetism, these are the 
things we will remember of Paul in his Academy 

William Arthur Mwrawskas 

Schenectady, New York 

Harmonica notes and shrieks from a bos'n's pipe 
heralded Willie into our befuddled midst early 
plebe summer. And well they might, for several 
years of Navy life in the Caribbean had given him 
time to practice manipulating both instruments 
When the regular grind began, however, Bill dis- 
played many other talents which kept him busy in 
the weight loft, boxing ring, and pistol range. To 
him, with a starring record in Dago more than 
balanced by the Math probs, academics were always 
nonsense. Calmness and determination made him 
win the final struggle and these same traits should 
take him far when he gets back to sea. 

From previous service in the Marines, Stan brought 
his fine bearing and shining shoes to the Naval 
Academy. A Yankee by birth, but a Southern 
gentleman by education, Stan proved to be one of 
the hardest workers in the company. His energy 
payed dividends when the 1945 football squad 
elected him manager his first class year. Because of 
his fine work with the Academy football teams, 
Stan has earned the admiration of the brigade, as 
well as of his immediate friends. When we think 
of Stan, we will think of youngster cruise, Hatwell, 
a fine friend, and a man with a brilliant future. 

Dinero emerged from the deep— I repeat, deep — 
South to grace the Academy with a genuine air of 
"suthun" gentry and a drawl supreme. In spite of 
his repetitious encounters with the third day on the 
rifle range, K. B. developed into a marksman of 
repute on the rifle team, When he could tear him- 

self away from his social affairs, Kent spent his free 
time exploring the mysteries of mechanics. (He 
continually rejoiced about not having to worry 
about Steam.) Kent's immaculate bearing and 
dress have always characterized him as a true com- 
panion and a roommate to be admired. 



Delbert Ward Noriberg 

Orlando, Florida 

Delberc Ward Nordberg, a big name for a big man, 
hails from the Orange State, and doesn't hesitate 
to let one know about it. Being Florida-born and 
Florida-reared, he makes the boys from California 
stand up and talk in defense of their native state. 
With his build, he had no trouble in throwing the 

javelin, his favorite sport other than bridge. Those 
were the extent of his efforts. After all, a busy man 
on week-ends can't be bothered by too many things. 
Plebe year, Dillie sometimes struggled for his 2.5, 
but from there it was smooth sailing. Wonder if 
we'll soon hear him say "Holy Smoke!" when 
something astounds him. 

Bruce John Oliver 

Las Vegas, Nevada 

Three loves had Ollie: chow, women and the 
West. When a man has more than one love, he 
usually has his troubles, and Bruce was no excep- 
tion. Changing his colors from Nevada's blue and 
silver to Navy blue and gold, B. J. took to the 
Navy and eagerly waited for the day to join the 
Fleet. With a year's experience at Cornell he en- 
tered into his studies with a properly nonchalant 
attitude. However, when he wasn't too busy with 
extra-curricular activities, he did find some time 
to study and managed to come out on top. A man 
of few shortcomings, Bruce will certainly come out 

Leslie Klett Pomeroy, Jr. 

Monticello, Arkansas 

n , , „ , -T- 1 .~<„A ,„ mvel in order to take up the life of a midshipman. During 

Back ,„i 94 3, the : Arkansas ; Trave ei ^ceased -- 1 -^ deri£r P the coun[ry on Angular journeys^ 
leaves, however, he repeatedly reearned his reputa on by J. ^ ^ ^ 

these O. A. O.'s do have influence. *^- * ^de, wichbetter than average success, the 

head above the foam academically, and in addition ™ n " d battaUon [rack Here . s 

O D s messengers— thanks perhaps to his active participation in compai y 
wishing t™t g of luck to Les" who'has his sights trained in earnest on those Navy w.ngs of gold. 

Aloysius Joseph Pickert, Jr. 

3ATAV1A, New York 

Protesting to the birter end that he doesn't get this 
stuff, Al made the big jump from high school to 
the Academy and finished near the top ol the class. 
He didn't drag a great deal, bur relaxed the no- 
snare, no-delusion way, by exercising his very hnc 
tastes in music, movies, and literature. His policy 
was a different sport each season, and he managed 
to run the gauntlet from crew to track. This 
versatility, the exceptionally high standards which 
he set for himself, and his patient tolerance of 
other's faults earned him an exceedingly fine 



William Robert Porter 

Santa Ana, California 

Karl EAward Portz 

Flossmoor, Illinois 

John Lawrence Prehn, Jr. 

Leavenworth, Kansas 

This maestro of the electron was happiest when 
curled inside some defunct radio searching for a 
recalcitrant condenser. Though never having hung 
out a shingle to that effect, P. Q. was noted for 
quiet, valiant service, problem wise, to anyone 
(even profs) on anything. Right answers were 
essential to the business manager of the Lucky 
Bag and, verily, he moved in mysterious ways, 
those answers to derive. When not grieving over 
the mail situation, or considering the evils of in- 
fantry, and delights of an occasional drag, our 
Marconi was a master of spinnaker runs in yawl 
sailing. Pipe in mouth, he was an indispensable 
member of any crew. 

John Silas Quinn 

Pasadena, California 

An alien from California, johnny was famous in 
two classes for bad guitar music and good spirits. 
The Class of '47 took John away from '46 after 
his unequal contest with the Nav Department. 
The Marine Corps pays off not on Nav, but on 
intelligence, of which he has plenty, and on initia- 
tive, of which he has entirely too much, so John 
seems bound to add more stars to his ribbons, if not 
to his academic record. 

When K. P. came to Navy, he brought with him 
an appetite that has not yet been satiated. Having 
no fear of the Academic Departments, he spent 
most of his time on his sack speculating on any 
subject at hand, from women in general to his 
O. A. O. in particular. Each spring, however, he 
would interrupt his siestas long enough to go out 
for track and get in shape for summer leave. "Port- 
zie" was known as the man of moods, of which he 
had two — his good one and the one he was in 
before breakfast. Karl wants to fly — let's hope it 
isn't before breakfast. 

Leaving behind the broad plains of Kansas and the 
Army post atmosphere of Leavenworth, Larry 
rapidly adapted himself to life in Bancroft Hall. 
Developing an early interest in soccer, he held down 
the key position of goalie on an undefeated plebe 
team. With typical Prehn determination, he was 

equally successful playing with the junior varsity 
and varsity teams the next two seasons. That 
Larry would rather argue than eat is debatable, for 
he enjoyed doing both. He was always ready wich 
facts and charts to extoll the merits of the Repub- 
lican Party, and his room was known as "The 
Third Wing Loyal Republican Club." 



J. Foster Re;r 

Rochester, New York 

After two years of Joe College life, Dada found 
chat the "Country Club" was a misnomer. Jim 
never had much trouble with academics, however, 
and consistently stood in the upper third of his 
class. When he wasn't running to the window to 
see an airplane, he was driving his wives into the 

Vernon Dewey Rose, Jr. 

Minneapolis, Minnesota 

This big popular blond, originator and ward of 
V-2 of 2120, football aspirant, and co-author of 
one famous political poster, stands pre-eminent in 
the eyes of his classmates for likeable force, gruff 
loyalty, and determination to some day wear his 
wings of gold. Nor can we forget his antics at 
poker or his policies concerning the Executive 
Department's channel of thought over hop liberty. 
Number two member of the opposition party, he 
possesses a great deal of common sense and an un- 
swerving tenacity to seek out the inevitable triumph 
over academics. Who among us will ever forget 
Vern and his wonderful sarcasm? 

Bernabe Sanchez 

Havana, Cuba 

TUt j ecu ; n LU n , fiiha with his friendly erin, sense of humor, and level head, found 

Ihis proudson of our Southern neighbor, euoa, wicn niMriLuuix k . ■ 

his habitat among the canvas and lines of the Academy's yawls. Pancho was ever ready to take the helm, 
irrespective of weather, and we were not surprised to find that he ranged from vanity to Rear Com- 
modore of the Boat Club. Winter found his interests with the fellows bridge with time out to shoot 
with the rifle team. When the icy winds begin to blow, we shall always remember his boisterous cry of 
"Havana was never like this." 

arms of the Academic Board by drumming on the 
desk top in time with his beloved swing tunes. 
Dada's social life varied, but never dull, and you 
always found him dragging on important week- 
ends. A real athlete, Jim's sportsmanship and 
good nature will make his future a happy and 
successful one. 

Loren Hugh Russell 

Temple City, California 

Mention California and that broad grin will spread 
over Russ's face. Blessed with the uncanny ability 
for always doing the right thing, this blond, curly- 
haircd midshipman made himself known to all, and 
his good sense and good nature were seldom parted, 
Russ would pick a goal, set himself for it, and his 
determination would overcome all obstacles. An 
ardent sports enthusiast, Russ realized his aims 
when he was chosen director of the Press Detail, 
and sports editor of the Lucky Bag. His sincere 
willingness to befriend others, his keen sense of 
humor and seriousness, as the occasion demanded, 
will never be forgotten. 



Andrew Ray Sansom 

I li'N rSVH LB, ffiXAS 

John August Schomaker 

Teaneck, New Jersey 

Foster Raymond Schuler 

Jeffersonville, India 

I caving Sam I louston State Teachers College and 
the Huntsville prison behind) Andy brought to the 
Naval Academy his easj going character, his per- 
petual smile, and his Texas tall' talk Renamed 
Cactus, Andy displayed his energetu charactei 
early plebe year on the cross country team, and in 
the spring he won his letter in track Natural 
ability placed Andy near the top of the class and 
left him rime lor a few games ol solitaire each 
studj houi I lis will to succeed will undoubtedly 
place Ins broad shoulders at the top ol every 
i ii. [i avor, 

Eugene Aiken Shaw 


Gene cum* from the other end of Florida with a 
love foi sailing, .1 Bashing smile, and subtle humor 
that balanced Ins business like .vir Putting his gifts 
to good use was the art that gave him Ins social 
and professional competence Diligent devotion 
to Ins main interest, sailing, won him the secre- 
taryship of the Boat Club Efficient handling of the 
fob rewarded him with the position of commodore 
.is a Erst classman His positive charactei will turn 
the tables on the old story ol being injected with 
Navy blue and gold Gene, rather, will he a defi- 
nite injection to the Navy I 

To sec Big John racing Jown the corridors was 
always amusing to his more sluggish classmates 
Speed was die keynote of every phase of his life here 
at the Academy Johnny would drag only girls with 
big blue eves that matched his own Hailing from 
"Joisey," he had many heated arguments, vigor- 
ously claiming that there are no sand hogs in the 
state, and that the Hackcnsack River doesn't run 
in seven colors Sho was extremely good-natured 
and rarely vented his wrath on anyone, not even on 
the plcbes who labored to answer his many ques- 

With his friendly smile and persuasive tongue, Fos 
is a born politician. These characteristics, plus his 
dark handsomeness, stood him in good scead with 
the fairer sex. His locker door was covered with 
pictures of chc girls with whom he corresponded, 
not to mention those of his six (Yes, I said six!) 

charming sisters. Foster had his troubles coo, such 
as his skirmishes wich the Academic Departments 
and his being forced to eat with his right hand 
plebe year, when the first class learned that he was 
a southpaw. For sports, Fos likes wrestling, bas- 
ketball, and his secret passion, horseracing. 



Donald Lee Shield 

Coleman, Texas 

A Rebel throughout, D. L. htought with him a 
strong intetest in histoty and economics which he 
acquited at the University of Texas. Thus, the 
Reb encountered little difficulty with his favorite 
subject — Bull. Don spent his week-ends dragging, 
at movies, of resting from company sports Though 

Robert Wesley Sloan 

R \NKIN, ll 1 INCUS 

Sox came to the Naval Academy from the plains 
of the Prairie State, where he dug post holes for 
his father's telephone company. Taking the big 
jump from the Illinois Hat lands to the Naval 
Academy didn't affect Sox, because he had always 
had a liking for the sea. Dividing Ins time between 
having fun, and keeping off of the extra duty squad, 
Sox found the Academy a good place to learn aboul 
the Navy. However, finding good in a thing was 
one of Sox's natural characteristics An ambitious 
family man at heart, Sox will find sun ess waiting 
wherever he goes. 

Charles William Smith 

Celina, Texas 

h,-j r ic r 4.l^n„l_.h e Navv was old stuff to Smitty when he came here to trade school 
Midway, Coral Sea, Guadalcanal -th Navy was rf ^ ^ ^ ( ^ 

screntrotts he worked hard at whatever he ma wimm ing team through three difficult 

Athletically he partrcrpated „ M. * ^"«*££ music and greatly contributed to t ccess oi 

SSiSSS ZlIatTndtLiderate nature 1 a deep insight into the requirements necessary 

for success mark Smitty's character. 

he occasionally wrote for the Log, he acquired 
literaty fame through his ability to paint devastat- 
ing verbal portraits of other fellows' drags for 
"bricking parties." Short in stature, but tall in the 
estimation of those who knew him, Don had a 
fitm conviction in his principles and an understand- 
ing of life not possessed by the avctage man. 

Charles Edward Slotutii 

I >ll I' I II, MlNNI SOI A 

I believe thai his brother out '36 gave him his 
inspiration plus some Inside dope on this life at 
Navy because Chuck, fresh oui ol high school, has 
Jon. commendably well and is held in high esteem 
in an exceptionally large circle ol classmates Most 
oi us have to win friends and have to work hard to 
Influence and impress others. Few ol us are like 
Chuck who has the enviable knack ol being able 
to acquire friends effortlessly and whose ability and 
earnestness command attention and respect Now 

thai Chuck is graduated, die already blue and gold 

Sloniiu family another guaranteed cwenty-yeat 



Stuart Spence Smith 

San Francisco, Cai ifornia 

William Clark Smith 

Los Ani-.h i s, C 


Arthur Gordon Spahr 

San Diego, California 

Even his initials S. S, seem co indicate chat this lad 
from California was destined co lie a Navy man 
from the beginning. He was a veteran salt when he 
arrived ai the Academy, having served two years in 
the Fleet and seen action at Pearl Harbor on that 
nevei to-be-forgotten December 7. Smitcy was 
always a determined ant! hard worker in everything 
he undertook, In the line oi sports, soccer and sail- 
ing occupied top place. He was a stellar player on 
the varsity soccer squad for two seasons. Spanish 

held his interests in [he academic held, and he was 
able to hold his own with any "caballero" from 
South of the border. 

Ernest Reed Stacey 

Windsor, Vermont 

Through the twinkle in his eye and the kindness in 
his heart, Ernie tnadc friendships that we'll never 
forget Having once shaken off his beloved Ver- 
mont snow, he flourished a swift slide rule and 
adept fingers on the drawing board to establish 
himself early with the profs. Outside the section 
room. Ins lacrosse stick and that weird mask he wore 
.is goalie showed his talents in the sporting held. 
On Saturdays and Sundays, Ernie drew his share of 
both bricks and bouquets, much to the enjoyment of 
bis inquisitive wives His friendship is our treasure 
— New England never produced a liner man or a 
truer friend 

Smitty, a whiz-bang with the women, whether 
movie queens, models, or local talent, came from 
sunny California, bringing happiness and chow 
with him, He was an expert sailor, qulified in all 
types of sailing craft and being an ardent lover of 
the water, he made crew his regular sport, stroking 
his plcbe and junior varsity shells. Delighting in 
accomplishing the unexpected he created a riot one 
day by drawing a perfect Wilson valve. Win or 
lose, tennis or academics, Clark always had a 
cheerful smile, and he will not be forgotten by his 
many friends throughout the brigade. 

"God's country . . . California , . . home." This 
expression was A. G.'s favorite, and it well de- 
scribes his thoughts during leisure moments. 
Among his extra-curricular interests were Powers 
models, Collier s short stories, good music, and . . . 
baseball. The Ape caught for Navy three years and 

won a number of coveted awards. Academically, 
he was no slash, but managed to hold his own. Art 
had many hard knocks, and he took them all with- 
out flinching. That ring and stripe were always 
foremost in his mind. He was gifted with a cheer- 
ful, carefree manner which won him many warm 
friendships. It was a pleasure, Arc. 



Hilton heroy Stanley 

Mendon, Missouri 

This blond leather slinger from old Missouri has 
a natural gift for boxing. Whenever sports circles 
congregate, his name is always mencioned in con- 
nection with the ring, for his matchless technique 
led him to be one of Navy's topnocch boxers. His 
ability to master various other sports led him to be 

John Hamilton Stone, Jr. 

Okolona, Mississippi 

John came to the Academy from Ole Miss, and we 
often listen to his memories of the campus. Neck- 
ties muse have been one of his specialties, for now, 
with only two black ones to choose from, he takes 
unbounded pride in the knot. Big, congenial, 
modest, Stoney gets along with anyone who isn't 
definitely cut out to be a hermit. He's far from 
backward, as that square jaw or the left guard of 
the opposing team will testify. Always ready for a 
good time, Stoney likes a crowd and swing, and 
he will probably find himself ever unlucky at cards 

George Straley Tate, Jr. 

Norton, Virginia 

If you're looking for a feUow who knows how »£-£%*£££ j?£ ^"ut S 
someone to handle a tough job-George is your ma ..A .a* ab P t y^ ^ 

noons found him engaging in company sports. »f°«^™ « om g havlnR acadcmic clash «, but he 
Possessing an uncanny knowledge tf*«dd not prev L eorg ^ broaJ „„, anJ 

always came through none the worse for wear. A natural aDUity.p v J 

multitude of friends all go to make George a a.o classmate who will be welcome anywhere. 

much sought after for company sports, the major 
one being the gym team. Because of his compatible 
personality, Stan won the high esteem of his class- 
mates and countless friends in the company, who 
believe him to be an outstanding candidate fot 
success in future years. 

Gordon Piatt Talcott 

ClNl INNA1 I, ( )llK> 

Piatt came to the Academy lash out ol high s< hool 
and made everyone like him from the very begin- 
ning. He always met the bail breaks with a smile 
and never let the system get liim down. Although 
the youngest member of our company, he did well 
in his studies, athletics, and was happy when weild 
ing a stick on a bitterly contested lacrosse field 
Talc accepted everything with a "good enough." 
His determination in seeing everything through to 
the end is sure to bring him success in the future. 
Talc will have plenty of fun and make friends 
wherever he goes. 



Leonard Albert Tepper 

Newark, New Jersey 

Eugene Bertram Tomlinson, Jr. 

Fayetteville, North Carolina 

Donald Lawrence Toohill 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

At most any time, Lcn can lie found cither arguing 
pro Newark or playing bridge. Between finesses he 
found enough time to star, play a line game of 
football and basketball, and, of coutsc, drag. He 
came to Navy from Newark Academy via Yale 
University and the Army. With such a background 
it is no wonder that he is such a versatile midship- 
man. Some of us might forget what a Brain or 
athlete he was, but none will ever forget his won- 
derlul sense of humor, his ready smile, his mile- 
wide heart, and his willingness to pitch in no 
matter what the task. 

John Willie Townes, Jr. 

Martinsville, Virginia 

Pool i With a blinding spark a circuit breaker in the 
Juice lab Hashes open. That red-faced young man 
with the guilty grin is none other than Short-Circuit 
Townes. In less dramatic, but perhaps more 
humorous ways, Jack acquired numerous nick- 
names, the most famous being Scrooge — the only 
midshipman who charcoaled his face and hung 
around Tccumseh during exam week. A man of 
many women, Jocko had ttouble keeping them 
From becoming serious and gecting engaged to 
other fellows. J. W. had his serious side, though. 
He always had more time to help others than to 
help himself. This kind of effort will always 
endear Jack to his friends. 

For the last three years Tommy has held to the 
"Red Mike" side of the line. His studies and com- 
pany sports held the limelight, the woman 
issue was an outside choice. To him his books were 
the root of no evil. But in concrast to his habitual 
conservatism, the pte-election parade for the 
fourth term will never be forgotcen by those who 
knew him. What a night of horn-tooting and 
speech-making that was. Only by having known 
a real Southern thoroughbred like Tommy can one 
truly appreciate the Southern gentleman. 

Hut, two, three, four — "Get in step up there." 
Yes, it's Tool again. His step, 1S0 degrees out of 
phase during infantry drill, is in direct contrast with 
his gay temarks and bright personality. Being a 
Pennsylvanian, Tool was quite a fresh air fiend, and 
his warped ideas as to proper ventilation caused 

him continual trouble with his Southern wife. A 
believer in the fact that a nap before class is more 
beneficial chan studying, Don amazed his class- 
mates with his ability to "max" thar day's work. 
Tool's brilliant record in Dago leaves little doubt 
in our minds that he will go far in a non-Spanish 
speaking world. 



Earle Noble Trickey 

Portland, Maine 

This refugee from the Academic Board has been a 
conscant source of wonder to his friends. Overly 
argumentative, he talked himself into and out of 
entanglements. Never a day passed without his 
wild complaints about something, and who ever 
took htm seriously? He professed an affinity for 

John Clarence Turner 

Concordia, Kansas 

Jack came to us from '46 after quite a tussle with 
spring tetm poetry, thus making him one of the 
unlucky claimants of two plebe years. A good hard 
worker when it came to books, Jack nevertheless 
found time to enjoy himself. Happy hours always 
found him on his sack catching up on the current 
literatute, and week-ends usually had him scurrying 
about the mettopolis of Annapolis enjoying the 
pleasures of dtagging. Jack has proven to be very 
consistent and reliable, ever-neat in appearance, 
and always willing to help others. Shipmates will 
find in him an interesting companion and a teal 

Archie James Updike 

Vincennes, Indiana 

• ,• „„„' c .-lurches Few week-ends went by that he was not 
Archie was a consistent ^^J^ & Ju^bs da* year for those cherished liberties, but he made 

dragging. It was a great strain for him to wa it unt. firs das V ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 

it. Uppie might have been an electrical engineer he wa.y hec ^^ ^ ^ ^ 

the death of the D. O.'s the way he beat them a»h e.r own gam ^ ^^ ^ ^ 
were. Stay gay and enjoy life was his motto. When mere 
did it. 

Yankee women, but could count his gitls on his 
fingers. Books have been disturbing to Trik, whose 
physical appecice overshadows his mental one. 
Dimples, a grin, insubordinate hair, a quick and 
unexpected answer, and a great self-consciousness— 
that's Trik. The claim to fame of this easy-going, 
downeast character is a determined optimism which 
never lets him down. 

Richard Port Umbel 

Uniontown, Pennsylvania 

Dick spent the first three weeks at the Academy 
looking for Memorial Hall and the next three 
years resting up. When not on his own sack, he 
could usually be found on his neighbors. Athletics 
were confined to battalion and company sports. 
Some chow and a good symphony concert were 
the acme of his pleasures. Dragging became sec- 
ond nature with him, although there were many 
trials and tribulations in it for him. Academics 
never seemed to bother him much, but the com- 
mando coutse almost took its toll. II the Fleet has 
room for a man who knows his job and does it 
well, there's room for Dick. 



Kenneth Hohne Volk 

St. Louis, Missouri 

Thomas Carlyle Waller, Jr. 


Wayne Portland Warlick 

San Diego, California 

Leaving behind two years at Cornell, Kenny 
brought to die Academy die quality rh.u Is un- 
paralleled for providing an enjoyable stay at Navy, 
for he has the happy characteristic ol being able to 
walk with his head in the ( louds and his feet firmly 
on the ground, Complete devotion to duty, 
whether academic, athletics, or, sig 
nailed his success In all three fields Victor over 
the Academic Departments and .1 member of the 
varsitj soccer team, he demonstrated mastery in 
all his endeavors, Not to he forgotten is his nuisi 
eal bent which embraces not only a sincere appre- 
ciation of the classics, hut also a lively interest in 
the lighter side. 

Kent Jules Weber 

St. 1 ouis, Missouri 

Coming to us alter two years ol service in the Fleet, 
k I applied himself to his three years of shore 
duty here in an appropriate style Acting in the 
capacity of company cartoonist, Curley kept us 
.unused by depicting the humorous moments and 
the discriminate professors in our midst. A plebe 

year achievement was his winning ol the regimental 

poster contest lor the Army football v;.inic. A con- 
stant dislike of Dago kept the Academic Depart 
ments from becoming favorites o( his, but he 
outstrugglcd that menace while looking forward 
to that ring, that stripe, and submarine duty, It's 
been a pleasure to have been with you, Kent. 

From the aristocratic land of the Du Ponts hailed 
industrious, determined T. C. When he wasn't 
engaged in some academic endeavor, or dragging 
his O. A. O , it's a safe wager he was at work with 
his paint brushes and palette, depicting something 
on canvas concerning the finer things of life. When 
wrestling season rolled around, you could find Tom 
hard at work on the mat. And the plebes will tell 
you (at least those who were fortunate enough to 
have been under his supervision) that he was very 
conscientious about the training of the "new ar- 
rivals" in their indoctrination period. 

When Wayne arrived, he impressed his classmates 
as being quiet, industrious, and exacting. After 
remaining in the background in the early part of 
plebe year, he began to come out, and his ever-in- 
creasing circle of friends began to grow. Although 
noted for his cogwheel efficiency in consistently 

beating the Math and Skinny Departments, 
Wayne's greatest academic pride was raising his 
youngster Bull mark .5 over plebe year. Not a 
consistent repeater on the extra duty squad, he 
nevertheless served his share of hours by being 
reported for talking in ranks at least once a term. 


James William Weinstein 

Steubenville, Ohio 

Coming to the Academy after three years of college 
at Michigan, Jim started out with a bang and 
excelled during his plebe year. Steam proved to 
be a source of agony for him and many an hour 
was spent gazing at pictures which failed to make 
an impression. Jim plays a scintillating game of 

RoWrt Carlton Wells 

Richmond, Viiuunia 

Seemingly unworricd about the future or the past, 
and totally unawate of the present, the Joker hit 
the Naval Academy with an inexhaustable sense 
of humor— much to the disappointment of his 
classmates. He came to us from the Fleet via the 
Naval Academy Preparatory School in Norfolk. 
Since his one belief lay in long, uninterrupted 
sleep, the Joket never concentrated too much on 
sports, preferring a variety as the seasons passed 
and as the mood struck him. Gifted with an opti- 
mistic spirit, he will find the way around the sys- 
tem, whether it be in submarines or battleships. 

DonaU DeFrance Welt 

Iowa City, Iowa 

r . <■ i „„.„, n f the University of Iowa to the sanctity of 

This gentleman of leisure, introduced ftesh from the .«"£•<££ ^nj, "What this school needs is 
Bancroft's Navy way of life, lost no time in «"™™"£ ,„ practidng w hat he preached. Don kept 
a good course in logic," and he took great and successmi p of K „ 0ni ,. B | ow Wek " in t he latter sport, 
himself in condition by running and boxing, earning ^ ^^ ^ ^ Acadcmy AlthoU gh 

However, he consumed more chow between meals than any ^ ^^ ^ ^.^.^ and ca||s 

he gave academics occasional consideration, Don was always 
to Washington. 

Luther Welsh 

Kansas ClTY, Kansas 

A tall blond Kansas University Beta strolled into 
Bancroft Hall very shortly to be labeled with several 
nicknames. To those who knew him intimately 
he was "one hundred per cent good I tit Iter" but 
to most he was just plain Luke He spent much of 
his time proving the former to be a misnomer. As 
time passed I tike proved to be a real sea dog and 
any time during the sailing seasons could be found 
in a dinghy. Academies were definitely not trying 
for Luke's capacity as he plenty ol time to 
write lot i he / og ami harmonize in the Glee Club 
Psychoanalyzing his drags also proved to be > 
favorite pastime. 

tennis and did his share to help Navy's team. 
During the winter he was busy playing squash in 
the gym. Always joking about out ptescnt life, 
and teady for a catchy remark, Jim will be remem- 
bered by all as one who is always happy, alert, and 
ready with an answer for everything. 



Robert Bruce Wltitegiver, II 

Wis i Lebanon, Niw York 

Bryan Douglas Wiggins 

Cookeville, Tennessee 

Virgil Mack Wilson 

Hot Springs, Arkansas 

Always smiling, Bob was one of the most happy 

go-lucky fellows in the Academy Not mo racey, 
not coo regulation, die Duff found it easy co b( 
both friend and classmate co all, a most difficuli 
feai co accomplish at U SNA. His greatest am- 
bitions were CO drag and still remain in the upper 

half of his, lass (.| vc.ii rimiorsl. Whitcv's height, 

complexion and looks, conquered lasses while 
academics never proved a strain Study hours 
would always find him with pipe in hand writing 
letters or drawing cartoons on envelopes. His 
greatest assets personality miA common sense- - 
will give him a decided advantage in achieving 

Lionel LaMowre Winans 

BrOWNSVII i i , ffiXAS 

As a plebe, "The Brownsville Terror" shone 
brightly with his talent for entertaining the first 
class at meal times We still claim he could have 
gone into vaudeville, but Smug, as the first class 
dubbed him, chose the Navy. In time wc found he 
was quite versatile, lor alter taking his academics 
in stride each day, he would often lead the bat- 
talion track or cross country team CO victory 
We'll best remember him not as the active, popu- 
lar, good looking fellow he was, but as the person 
who always had a good joke or routine with which 
CO entertain us all. 

Wig broughc all of the characteristics of a typical 
Tennessee gentleman to Bancroft Hall except for 
the face that he wore shoes. Although a quiet 
person he was a hard worker, which he proved by 
effectively playing and managing baseball. Better 
known for his salty hats than for anything else, 
Wig was a hard-working member of the Prop 
Gang, and a blind drag fixer on the side. Although 
nothing is more contrasting than the Tennessee 
hills and the Navy, B. D. is one mountaineer who 
is as equally at home in a boat as a log cabin. 

When Dirty was a small child he heard that it was 
easier to sit than stand, and easier to lie down than 
sit. Since he is a firm believer in what he hears, he 
has earnestly tried ever since to remain in a hori- 
zontal position. A typical Arkansas "razorback," 
Torture was his nemesis, though he did play golf. 

As business manager of the Log he was constantly 
in a financial delirium, but it is said that he did a 
varsity job. Subs are his forte — he heard the chow 
was good, and his capacity for believing is only 
exceeded by his capacity for eating. 



Robert Wilburn Wise 

Savannah, Georgia 

When Bobby came to Navy, he was a true Geechee, 
one Savannah would be proud to claim. When he 
left he was a true Geechee — only more so. Being 
a member of that society known as savoirs the 
Rebel had very little trouble or fear of the Academic 
Departments; speaking of the Executive Depart- 


merit, however, not as much can or should be said. 
He will long be remembered for his stories about 
the beach (some of which are probably based on 
fact) that inevitably cropped up in any bull session 
If he handles a plane like he handles a woman, he' 1 
win his wings. 

Edward Gale Wood 

New Kensington, Pennsylvania 

Woody is as typical a sailor as you could find any- 
where. He came to the Academy from the Fleet 
submarines, no less. He hopes to get a sub after 
graduation so he can work with some of his old 
friends and, better still, rob the icebox at his con- 
venience. Although the quiet type, Ed knows 
exactly what he wants and always manages to get 
it by his unrelenting persistancc. His ambition is 
to get his pension after twenty years and sectle 
down on a farm where he can raise goats and take 
it easy. We feel sure that he will reach his goal. 

Philip Zenner, IV 

Athens, Ohio 

The Leonard feather jnj Gene Krupa of '47 ("il 
I never heard of him he don't play jars!") hails 
from the badlands of Ohio, only slightly civilized 
by the Exeter Academy Phil spent his first year 
in a constant feud with the first class because his 
uniforms never managed to shrink as last as he did. 
His room, where he practiced the drumming which 
used to rock Smoke Hall during the N.A. 10's 
Wednesdays concerts, was "Jive Heaven" full ol 
phonograph records, smoke, locker-door girls, and 
unstowed laundry. His cynical jibes at the system 
often made it easier to bear, and anyone who can 
do that is a friend indeed. 


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Donald Francis Adams 

Bergen, New York 

From the day he entered the Naval Academy, Don 
has followed his firmly imbedded idea char, he 
should contribute whatever he could to the various 
extra-curricular activities. He has carried out this 
idea with great success. Youngster year he was 
elected to the position of company representative, 
where, due to his levcl-hcadedness, he served ad- 
mirably. He makes up his mind on the best course 
of action and follows it. Hence he quickly won 
the respect of all. When Don graduates, we will 
see him head for the Fleet with a crew letter, and 
die undying respect of his classmates to his credit. 

Robert Morgan Adams 

Port Huron, Michigan 

One of the first plebes in his class to get a yawl 
command, Bob quickly demonstrated that sailing 
would be his major activity at the Academy; in his 
upperclass years he was constantly encouraging 
others and did much to develop interest in his sport. 
Although yawl sailing was his favorite diversion, 
he also knew how to trim a dinghy as a member of 
the varsity sailing team. Though sometimes silent, 
Bob was not in any sense timid; he heartily voiced 
his opinions in every discussion.^ But his ideals 
were firm, and his energy and enthusiasm will 
serve him well in years to come. 

Re.r Leon Allspaw 

Indianapolis, Indiana 

Snatched out of a promising career as a croquet 
wicket (his legs peculiarly adapted him to this sort 
of work), Rex came to the Academy from V-5. 
His interest in flying followed him and earned him 
the appropriate nickname, Wings. Although he 
came from deep in the Midwest, he had little 
trouble diverting his talents to the ways of the sea, 
and spent many afternoons on the Academy's 
yachts. The light of his life, and his favorite topic, 
was the girl back home. A dash of Hoosierism, 
a bit of prop-wash, a touch of June light all blend 
into his personality. 

George Andrew Amacker, Jr. 

Canandaigua, New York 

"Dcr Bauer" tried raising beans in Smoke Park, but Maryland weather proved adverse to scientific agriculture. 
If you could have translated his rapid talk, it would have been about farming, or the Navy. Statistics and 
technical knowledge of the Navy flowed from his lips like the ABC's. His favorite relaxation from the 
rigors of Academy life was a Saturday nighr walk. His favorite expression was "I'm bilging," and it con- 
noted anything below 3.4. Any spare time found George in the gym, at the business end of a bass sax or 
bassoon, or sweating it out over a cribbage board. 




James Lennon Anderson 

Mamaroneck, New York 

During his three years at the Naval Academy, Jim 
easily found that evasive formula to a no strain 
existence. He quickly found the secret to keeping 
his locker stowed with enough chow to rival even 
the Commissary Department. We've all heard his 
views on academics — "commendable as a diver- 
sion, but to be taken up or dropped at will." The 
numerous and intriguing tales of the Padre's ad- 
ventures in the realm of femininity are verified by 
a familiar figure in cross-country uniform return- 
ing to Bancroft on week-end afternoons. We'd 
like to get onto his system; it points to success and 
happiness in the years to come. 

Arnold Wheeler Avery 

New London, Connecticut 

A Naval career was inevitable for Am, coming 
from the traditional Navy atmosphere of New 
London, Connecticut. When many of us were 
learning to take our first steps, Arn was learning 
the functions of the tiller and the seaman's rule oi 
never belaying a sheet. From Cornell he brought 
with him two years of college experience and the 
good humor and fellowship of fraternity life. 
Although he is the quiet type, Arn's high personal 
efficiency and admirable character traits were real- 
ized quickly by his classmates. Arn possesses that 
amiable personality, reliability, and eagerness to 
help others which will mark him for success in the 

Worth Harrington Bagley 

Rah uiii, Noii 1 11 Carolina 

When old tales arc retold, someone will undoubt- 
edly say, "I wonder if Baglement ever found out 
what the purpose of a boiler is." With a 
smile and an iron will to see it through at any COSC, 
he surmounted academic difficulties, blind drags, 
and sack drills in the same conscientious manner. 
Worth's short, rabbit-quick steps were seen on the 
soccer field, squash court and goll course in succes- 
sive seasons, and he won awards in each In his 
remaining free time he lent invaluable assistance 
to the Luckv Bag advertising stall and thi class 
ring committee. Pensive, not given to harsh words, 
Worth's amiable nature won him many close 

Franklin Marion Barrel), Jr. 

Salt Lake City, Utah 

Frank is an "Army brat," and is he proud of it' Claiming Utah and California as home he attended high 
schools and prep school in Massachusetts and New York Frank had no serious trout, c with academics 
because he was a constant "plugger." He liked soccer and fencing, and had an exceptional stamp collection 
Also, he had many cute drags to his credit, and was always ready to arrange a blind date. His courage and 
friendliness will surely open any fields he seeks to conquer. 



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James Dollar Baskin, Jr. 

Ai's'i in, Texas 

One characteristic tint Jim called to mind was 
affability, His genial, amiable personality made 
lor him a host of friends. Along with this con- 
geniality, Jim exhibited .1 remarkable astuteness. 
Profoundly conscious of his profession, he took .1 
genuine interest in current events, political, mill 
tary and social. He was particularly suited for 
diplomatic work, and whether it he for his good 
n.uured tall talcs about Texas, for his excellent 
editorial work on the Trident magazine, for his 
dependable performance on the varsity pistol team, 
or for the deep professional interest he continually 
evinced, Jim will long he remembered by his class- 

Pawl Edward Beam, Jr. 

Indianapolis, Indiana 

Paul brought with him definite ideas as co his 
future and it was not easy to believe that the Naval 
Academy changed these. The outdoors had always 
been Pop's element, whether in the sports of track 
and cross-country, or in his favorite week-end 
hikes through the Maryland countryside. Among 
other highlights of P. E.'s life here, the best re- 
membered were his one round career in the quest 
for the regimental boxing championship, and the 
many weekday afcernoons spent in the Model Club 
room. His ready smile and frank eagerness co help 
anyone in any way will never be forgotten by his 

Robert Glenn Beck 

Pilot Rock, Oregon 

R G is one of those fortunate individuals who knows what he wants and how to obtain it. Two years of 
college gave him time to hit the sack to read the editorial page and some "literature." A glance at the lesson 
a half .in hour before class has kept him from starring— his only worry being his receding hairline. A versa- 
tile athlete his hard work won a berth on the basketball squad to fulfill his Naval ambition. Always ready 
to exclaim the merics of others, Bob will be remembered for his quick wit which enabled him to run the 
first class more than they ran him. 


Richard Joseph Bcauhim 

Sioux City, Iowa 

Here stands our unanimous choice for the most 
"extinguishcd-looking" man in the Regiment- 
old Gramps Beaubien. But don't let those long 
gray hairs fool you . . . they are the markings of 
seasoned experience, the features of a man of the 
world, and, last but not least, they are sheer murder 
with the fairer sex. Beau came from out of the 
golden west, blessed with an academic proficiency 
that always placed him well up in the class. He 
was good natured and dependable— but more than 
this . . . with a crooked grin, and a sincere interest 
in the other fellow, he was always everybody's 




Marvin Jerome Becker 

Macon, Georgia 

A skirmish or rwo wirh Mawvin convinced the 
Naval physical examiners that quality, and not 
quantity, is what counts. His five feet four and 
three-quarters inches kept him from being called 
the athletic type, but it never held him back. Soft- 
ball, a "mean" game of tennis, and occasional 
sailing filled his afternoons. However, being 
naturally warm blooded, he headed for the rifle 
range during the winter, and first class year found 
him managing the experts with a professional 
touch. His fine personality, and keen sense of duty, 
plus a quick wit, have proved to us that Buddy will 
be an asset to any wardroom. 

Richard 1 Lee Bertram 

Seattle, Washington 

During plebe year we thought that Bert would soon 
receive his orders for the U.S.S. Outside as an 
ex-midshipman in charge of keeping up the morale 
of the faiter sex, but somehow he always managed 
to get by. He further distinguished himself 
plebe year by earning dolphins in the inter-com- 
pany knockabout races. Beraht-Hraban rarely 
spent his study hour sleeping, not that boy. He 
used his spare time writing what he called poetry. 
Lord Byron has nothing to fear in the way of poeti- 
cal competition. A welcome and appreciated mem- 
ber of many bull sessions, Bertram was always an 
asset to the discussion except for his deplorable 
lack of cigarettes. 

Marvin Leo Black 

Black, Missouri 

Schwarzo's favorite expression was, "I'm con- 
vinced that there's no better place to study than on 
the sack." Shortly after his mumbling ol this 
original little aphorism, designed mostly as an as- 
surance of its inherent truth, the window panes 
would be rattling in sympathetic vibration with 
his studious snores. One sure way to bring Leo 
out of his supine state was to call for a fourth at 
bridge, which he always played with the utmost 
assiduity. In spite of the fact that Blackie's past 
was pretty dark (his home town being in Black, 
Missouri, on the Black River), his future promises 
to be bright. 


Herbert John Blaha 

San Antonio, Texas 
"Blaha H I " "This midshipman failed to cheek his bag of smiles at the express office when coming off 

which will never find him without a fuend. 



Ira Wendell Blait 

San Dm 00, t ,\i 

A perfectionist in every mum- of the word, Ir.i tried 
nothing without putting .ill of his success making 
efforc into the cask As a result ol this desire co 
succeed he was .1 welcome member ol any athletii 
team, and Ik- seldom found liis name on a bush. 
Besides perfection, Ira has two other loves: the 
Navy, andhlsO A Thelovefoi hisO A O 
must be the greatest lor he calked of nothing else, 
and he needed no help in getting started, A pleasant 
smile, a ready rale (which he usually succeeded in 
murdering), a facile wit, and a natural ability to 
lead, made him popular with all of his classmates 

William Powell Blair 


Wildcat was the haby of the company, only slipping 
in over the Academy's age limit by three months. 
I Jowever, he made up for his lack of experience by 
hard and determined work Athletically he was 
inclined to he partial to the cinder path. The art of 
taking the hurdles in correct form grew to be no 
problem to him, although at first he only succeeded 
in gouging out the track with his knees. Although 
ol a more serious nature, Bill often departed from 
this characteristic to indulge in a little horseplay at 
a slight expense to government property 

Rupert Brooke 


That stocky little fellow with the broad grin and the short stride that's Rupert Brooke Call him Pot or 
Rupc or il he isn't there to object, Shorty Characterized by the highest personal ideals, Rupert's stubborn- 
ness is unlimited, tempered only by a will to succeed Fortified by a year of college. Rupert had smooth sail- 
ing in the academic field Athletically, he's proficieni in everything from standing on his head to yaw] sailing. 
A refugee from the Naval Air Corps, Rupe's interests, rated in order arc living, sleeping, living, and standing 
watches Over all his genial nature and every ready comradeship have made him an enviable wife and 
unforgettable friend. 


George Randolph Bowling, Jr. 


From the heart of Dixie comes this unrecon- 
structed Rebel, long in stature, long in brains. 
With an unshakeablc determination, and a remark- 
able ability to judge all things on their relative 
merits, Randy was able to place proper emphasis 
on the things that counted, the academics. Yet in 
spite of his quiet, studious nature, he very definitely 
was one of the boys, for his keen sense of humor, 
a love of life, and a sincere sympathy for those less 
fortunate, endeared him to us all, Whatever the 
circumstances he will always remain a Southern 
gentleman, one to remember and admire. 



Kenneth Calhoun Brown 

Birmingham, Michigan 

A perpetual grin, a ready wit, and an endearing 
spirit — that's Ken Brown. This bundle of energy 
entered our lives in an active way. Receiving visit- 
ing teams, sailing, dragging, and being host at the 
famous Cottage Club on the shores of the Severn 
occupied this midshipman's time on the week-ends. 
During the week, the Fox spent most of his time 
successfully evading the grasping clutches of the 
D. O.'s. When K. C. entered Annapolis, the 
Brown Star Products lost their best salesman. He 
could persuade Culbertson that the Brooklyn 
Bridge was just another game. With these attri- 
butes, Ken will always be surrounded by a host of 
admiring friends. 

Richard George Brown 

Kansas City, Missouri 

Good looking, academically superior, athletically 
a swimmer and a boxer par excellence; socially an 
all-round good fellow — Dick's terrific energy and 
honest enthusiasm for anything he undertakes is 
amazing. His affable mannerisms and easy grin 
have won many friends among the menfolk, and 
the women do not find him too hard to take. His 
well-muscled frame speaks clearly of diligent effort 
in the gym, and his well-versed mind speaks just 
as clearly of application to studies. Whether on the 
gym floor, the dance floor, or the quarter-deck 
Brownie truly qualifies as "an officer and a gentle- 






Gene Irvin Campbell 

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 

To "Way Beyond The Hills of Idaho" is a goodly 
distance to travel on leave, but anyone who doesn't 
believe it worthwhile is invited to start G. I. on a 
discussion of the relative merits of Idaho and 
Maryland. A friend to all plebes, Gene could 
always be depended upon to let go that happy 
smile when he gave "right face" every time he 
meant forward march. Athletics the year around 
kept this Dago savoir hustling out to the football 
field and track. G. I.'s friendly interest in 
everyone and his earnest desire to be a Naval 
officer made him a welcome asset on the Naval 
Academy ledger. 

Charles Wesley Causey , Jr. 

Lissie, Texas 

"It is obvious to me that you are not sufficiently conversant with the subject to argue intelligently." Thus 
did Wes often begin, usually punctuate, and invariably conclude an argument, his favorite sport. Excep- 
tionally well-informed, he would debate any subject at any time, and he generally made his premise clear 
if not accepted. In addition, our self-appointed philosopher, a true misogynist, would frequently warn all 
hands of the wiles of womankind. But Wes never allowed bull sessions to keep him from his studies. His 
facile mind and thorough application, coupled with an imperturbable good nature, will make Wes a valuable 
asset to any undertaking. 



Daniel ChaAwick 

New York, New York 

A streak of foam, a bowed back, or a hand at the 
wheel were the distinguishing characteristics of 
Big Dan when he engaged in athletic pursuits. At 
other times he was recognizable by his amiable 
grin and rapier repartee. Dan'l was a Bull savoir 
and many were his verbal tilts with the professors 
over minute details. This tendency toward 
thotoughness however, served Dan well in his 
work with the Trident Society. Convetsationally 
enthusiastic, Dan could always be counted on to 
keep up a seemingly endless monologue while in 
ranks. This trait endeared him to the Executive 
Department's ctew team for he was often a mem- 
ber of their band. 

Robert Cuthbcrt Collier 

Barnesville, Georgia 

For three years with the ringing of the reveille bell, a sleepy, muttering figure arose like a specter from the 
next bed and Bob began anothet day at Navy. Before taps sounded on his midshipman's career, he spent 
much time on the yawls, plundering the Annapolis Main. When not sailing, Ricardo worked diligent y to 
maintain his position on the 47 radiator squad, over academics until exams, he managed to stand well up 
in the class. With less hair, and more sense, Bob finished three eventful and happy years at Navy. 

Stanley McGee Cecil 

Fort Thomas, Kentucky 

Ncvct having been seriously troubled by the curse 
of dragging. Stan has made good use of his time in 
setting a course for graduation — and a decent mark. 
His lack of verbosity hides, to some extent, a large 
and comprehensive knowledge of a variety of sub- 
jects. On the other hand, he may not he called a 
Silent Sam; anyone dropping in for the Math dope 
or just visiting is sure of a gracious welcome. This, 
with a love for Kentucky, good friends, a mellow 
tobacco, and pleasing cntcttainment, places him 
solidly in the ranks of Kentucky's aristocrats and 
in the Friendship of his classmates. 


Earl LeRo;y Coen 

St. Mary's, West Virginia 

In the annual miliatry track races Square could 
always be relied on to come in first, and the com- 
mando course in particular was his specialty. We 
had a preview of the abilities of this shy, unas- 
suming young man during plebe summer when he 
fought his way to second place in the plebe bat- 
talion boxing meets, fighting at 125 pounds. In 
the little leisure time that he had, if he was not at 
the gymnasium, he was in the darkroom printing 
pictures of his ftiends for that large scrapbook to 
which he has devoted so much time. A hatd, con- 
scientious worker, he has proved himself capable 
in any situation. 



jay hum Collins 

Lawrence, Kansas 

The Doctor, after K. U. and two years in the Fleer, 
came here with an ourlook on life very much his 
own. Science, pyschology, religion, women, di- 
plomacy, politics, rhe system, and the tenth com- 
pany first class were his favorite topics. We dis- 
covered two rhings : never speak to him before 
breakfast and never beat him to a Washington 
Post. After plebe football, Doc confined his talents 
to what he considered the finer activities, such as 
pushball and bridge. All he wanted in a drag was 
brains, beauty, and a figure — from his classmates, 
their troubles, Someday we expect to find Doc 
on the wardroom table expounding his theories. 

Charles Ward Cummings 


So you've never heard of Portcrvillc 7 Well, we 
knew of it after hearing Ward constantly praise his 
one-horse podunk. He came to the Academy from 
Stanford, bringing with him his art equipment and 
ability. Even with some of his uncomplimentary 
caricatures, he stands very high in popularity. The 
same, however, cannot be said of his academics. 
What is amazing, though, is how he managed to 
participate in what seems like filtcen or twenty 
extra-curricular activities, and still get average 
marks. His art work, both humorous and serious, 
has brought a lot of enjoyment to the Regiment. 

William Charles Curran 

Lead, South Dakota 

Willi Bill will he remembered as one oi the few 
men who always found rime to rush the women 
and still keep his grades among the top. He is at 
his lust in a yarn swapping contest on the mure 
favored subjects, and his knowledge of the op- 
posite sex was attained alter extensive studies and 
experiences in the Middle West, He was very 
patriotic in his arguments on the merles of the 
Middle Western schools in the field ol sports. He 
always found time to greet everyone cheerfully, 
and his many friends knew that they could rely on 
him in any emergency. 

Hal Leon Curry 

Waxahacmie, Texas 

Rabbit Curry came to Navy from the great sovereign state of Texas and few u( his many friends were able 
to escape this fact. Hal has always maintained that Texas is supreme alung any line, whether it be women, 
weather, or walnuts. This might all be traced back to the "sweetest girl in the world" waiting for him there 
He showed his prowess in the field of sports by holding down the "hot corner" for thtee years ol varsity 
baseball. He also made a good showing in football and basketball. With his quick smile and generous 
nature he will go far in any field. 



Alan Norman Davidson 

La Crosse, Wisconsin 

From La Crosse High co plcheycar was a big jump, 
but Dave took it well in his stride His unfailing 
gaiety and love of good fun throughout the hard- 
ships tif plebe year was an example for all of us. 
The origin of his universally adopted nickname 
Sabu, is a mystery; certainly it came from no re- 
semblance to the original: the elephant boy had 
hair. Though he never specialized and excelled in 
one sport he was a good partner at golf, tennis, 
bridge, or other indoor sports. Outstanding for 
his high spines and good humor, his gift was that 
of being adept in all things — sports, academics, 
and sincere friendship 

George McCormick Dent 

Eufaula, Alabama 

Upon his arrival at the Academy, Bubber, one 
hundred and twenty pounds of Rebel, found him- 
self surrounded by Yankees. When his cries of 
"Get yo' cotton pickin' hands off me!" failed to 
achieve the desired results, he took up boxing and, 
during youngster year, proved himself the biggest 
little man in the Academy by walking off with the 
regimental boxing championship. A recognized 
authority on dragging, an ardent sailing enthusiast, 
and somewhat of a genius with a slipstick, Bubber 
was never serious about anything very long. His 
contagious smile, ready wit, and happy-go-lucky 
attitude were an inspiration to us all. 

William Irving Donaldson 

Huntington, West Virginia 

Bill hails from the rugged hills of West "By Gawd" Virginia, and he distinguishes Republican from Demo- 
crat as sharply as he does Mountaineer from Hill-billy. A natural athlete, Bill was a welcomed player on 
any team, and his exploits in soccer and lacrosse have given us plenty of thrills. In his social life Bill has 
strictly confined himself to a lovely girl back home. Don is academically savvy and physically tops. His 
personal charm, unfailing humor, and ability to get things done rate him high in the hearts of his classmates. 
His future shipmates will find him a willing friend and industrious officer. 

Edmond Leon Deramee y Jr. 

Thibodaux, Louisiana 

Ed is Navy bred — having spent his first eighteen 
years paddling a pirogue in the bayous of Louisiana. 
From this environment, Ed, affectionately known 
as the Frog, acquired his first loves — hunting and 
fishing. At Navy, he was a mainstay of Rip 
Miller's famous lines for two years, winning N's 
while gleefully jolting his opponents. The Frog 
also jolted the academics, but besides gray matter, 
he had more than his share of common sense, de- 
termination, and discrimination. Ed was a real 
man's man, and no matter whether it was 
academics, athletics, ot Academy life, his con- 
scientious and serious minded ways always pushed 
him to the top. 



Henry Richard Duden, ]r, 

Englewood, New Jersey 

Under gray October skies, Dick Dudcn's Nava 
career began. "There," remarked Coach Rip Mil- 
ler, "is officer material." Dick has harvested an 
N in the major sport of every season since his 
entry into the Academy and leaves behind his re- 
markable athletic record. Captain of the football 
team, Ace stars on the baseball diamond and on 
the basketball court as well. One of the Regiment's 
most capable leaders, he is a good student and a 
sincere friend; his easy way of life and that Duden 
knack of taking things in stride will long be 

Roy Jack Edwards 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 

A former Semper Fidelis boy, Big Ed thinks of 
nothing but the day he will return to the Marines. 
His trim pre-academy figure has bulged in spots and 
his head is a little balder, but his wide grin and 
dominate personality has made him a friend of all 
classes. His dislike of sports of all kinds gave him 
time to become an active member of the Model 
Club. With a few sticks of wood, some paper and 
glue he could make anything, although planes were 
his speciality. His undaunted optimism in the face 
of disappointments has made him a cheerful wife 
and a lasting friend. 

Samuel Schild Ellis 

Spring City, Tennessee 

Schild entered the Academy with a thin Southern 
accent and a desire for knowledge. With a warm 
personality and gentle nature he quickly became a 
favorite among those who knew him. A drastic 
change came over Sam after plebc year. Like the 
snake and his skin, S. S. lost his week-end study 
complex and acquired a taste for better things — ■ 
namely, women. Youngster summer gave him a 
girl— the girl. "Sam" spent his spare time on the 
Log, Juice Gang, J V. football, and battalion 
lacrosse, and he did very well at these. He did well 
at academics also, with exceptions of "Bull" and 
"Dago" — two minor pitfalls on his road to success 

Stuart James Evans 

. California 

A very sincere and amiable person is Stu. His good manners, taste, and friendly attitude won our friendship. 
An abundance of knowledge concerning ships and the Navy in general, this California lad possessed. His 
room constantly overflowed with questioning plcbcs. Academics presented no obstacles, lor he had time 
for many activities such as dragging, dragging, and dragging. As Stu was not blessed with 4 o eyes, he con- 
cocted many unorthodoxed methods for improving them. Whether wearing s.un glasses at night or staring 
at the sun in the day, he was still able to recognize a chic from a brick. 



William Ballard Evans 

Ai DION, Illinois 

"Hey there, Bill! How's everything in Illinois?" 
Thai's Rill Evans they're calking to. His quiet 
ways and unfortunate initials have earned him the 
nickname "Wild Bill." No ladies' man, lie is 
seldom seen about town with a week-end dtag, 
hut may he found lying in the sun ot playing a fast 
gam* of basketball when he is on his own — not 
because lie doesn't enjoy the social side oflifc, it's 
just that he isn't sticking his neck out lor publicity. 
In spite of his quietness, his classmates know he is 
the acme of fellowship. 

Paul Francis FitzGerald 

Chicopee, Massachusetts 

Fitz must have had the sea in his blood when he 
left New England for Crabtown. Possessing a 
store of knowledge about ships, sailing was Paul's 
nautral sport and pastime. He sailed dinghies on 
the varsity team in season, and anything he could 
get his hands on out of season. Always skylatking 
and having fun, Fitz was the kind of fellow you 
like to have around, whether it was for a game of 
btidge or a dragging week-end. He was setious 
too. He always knew what the score was and had 
no trouble with academics. Best of all, however, 
he was a true friend. 

Vincent Alfred Forlenza 

South Orange, New Jersey 

Vin invaded the Naval Academy from South Orange— a fact he won't let you forget. He is an enthusiastic 
sports fan and giving the starting line up of the Yankee team in '2S is no difficulty for him. His cheerful 
smile and easy-going manner rate him high in the eyes of his classmates. Clear thinking and an honest effort 
have made his sojourn on the shores of the Severn relatively easy. Through good fellowship he has won the 
admiration and respect of all. Vin's good natutc and high spirits have made him an unforgettable ftiend 
and wile. 


Robert Poulson Fletcher, III 

Glencoe, Illinois 

Fiom the environs of Chicago came Rip to com- 
pare Naval ordnance with that of the gang. Un- 
like most Midwesterners, he possessed a back- 
ground of sailing on Lake Michigan that gave 
him salt enough to outshine most of us during 
plebe summer. He had a natural mechanical 
nature which enabled him to step lightly over one 
of che Academic Department's most feared mon- 
sters, Naval machinery. Drags were no problem 
to Rip; if there was a mishap he merely shrugged 
his shoulders and picked out another address. His 
every-ready, poignant remarks always brought 
smiles, provided you were not on the receiving end. 



Thomas Edward Fortson 

Jacksonville, Florida 

The Little Major was little in size only, big in 
fun, spirits, and friendliness, we were proud to ca! 
him our buddy Captain Tom loved the water, 
white sails on blue waters, the thrill of sailing races. 
Quite an athlete, the Cobra captained the gym 
team while swinging from the horizontal bar. 
T. E. just wasn't the ladies' man, but it wasn't 
because he didn't want to be. He had the quali- 
fications; looks, manners, and could carry on a good 
conversation — with some other fellow's girl. He 
was a good-humored considerate wife and we know 
that he'll be the same to some sweet Southern girl 

William Markey Georgen 

Glen Rock, New Jersey 

In June 1943, Bill gave up his job of assembling 
aircraft optical instruments lor the privilege of row- 
ing cutters on the Severn. Since nearly winning the 
race for the most demerits during plebe summer, 
Bill has managed to keep away from the form 
two's. His locker doots were constantly arrayed 
with the latest examples ol pin-up art. The week- 
ends when he was not dragging were divided 
among movies, his stamp collection, and sleeping, 
with a marked preference shown CO the latter Bill 
has a keen sense of humor and has never been 
known to refuse to participate in .1 practical joke. 

William Grijjith Graham 

W'l Mllll If KlKHH I.M ANI1 

Hud I )()>'„ .is 1 he buys ,il lite Tenth dubbed Bill, 

came to us from Yale Having completely ab 

SOrbcd the gay College sense ol well being, he was 

at hrst somewhat taken abac k by the system I low 
ever, it was not long before he had adjusted himsell 
and had endeared himsell in the heart til everyone 

around hnu by his good natured sense ol humor. 

Having sailed quite a bit. Bill soon became a mem 

her ol that exclusive group, the yawl sailors, and 
was on the winning crew in the regimental compe- 
tition, Never lagging. Bill was .1 consistent drag 
ger ol beautiful femmes, 

William Joseph Grant 

Spokanh, Washington 

A master of words and wit, Bill takes a great deal of pleasure in speaking and writing Especially, does he 
enjoy applying his talent to the fair sex, of which, he professes a profound understanding. Convincing sweet 
young things that they should come to be his honored drag, even Irom distant Spokane, Is HO trouble at all 
for Bill General has a great pride for his home state. Just ask him where they grow the best ol everything, 
Women, athletes, apples Washington excels The chubby little fellow with the dimples has a prevailing 
personality and all who know him will remember his congenial nature and high spirits 



Oscar Greene, Jr. 

Kinston, North Carolina 

Oscar's easy-going, congenial manner was quick 
to win him many friends and his outstanding ath- 
letic ability gained the admiration of all hands. 
Blossoming forth youngster year, he won the East- 
ern Intercollegiate Wrestling Championship and 
was elected captain of this year's varsity. Whether 
it be demonstrating a "grappling" hold or working 
a calculus prob, "O" was always ready and willing 
to help a classmate, Wrestling was his chief ath- 
letic interest but the apple of his eye which kept him 
striving for the top was his O. A. O. Oscar's 
personality and good nature will carry him far and 
he'll be a success in whatever field he chooses. 

Boyce Hemphill Grier 

Spottswood, Virginia 

The son of a minister, Joe came out of the Virginia 
hills to study at Erskine College and the University 
of Virginia. On the eve of graduation he left his 
studies to enter the Academy. As Lucky Bag cir- 
culation manager he proved his abilities. Joe was a 
hard worker, capable, and the possessor of a serious, 
but bright, outlook on life. Women were a minor 
part of his Academy life, and his only dislike was 
for those instructors who insisted his name was 
"Gryer." Joe will be remembered as a sincere 
friend who added spirit and color to many moments 
of our days by the Severn. 

William Elmer Grimes 

Catawissa, Pennsylvania 

After three hard years at Penn State and twenty- 
eight delightful days in the Army, Bill decided a 
military life was to his liking. That was in 1943. 
Meanwhile, Icetongs has left his mark— today his 
bridge partners are mental wrecks; his athletic op- 
ponents, invalids; his classmates, bleeding tributes 
to a wicked slipstick and a savvy brain. Like most 
of us, he considered women and song to be of secon- 
dary importance, but he was always able to produce 
an extraordinary drag. Bill takes with him a host 
of friends and leaves behind an enviable record. 

Robert Overton Groover, Jr. 

Jacksonville, Florida 

Like snows of yesteryear, Bob's hair is now only a fond memory, but his shaggy chest more than compensates 
for his cranial alopecia. With ready innuendo, Roberc-O enlivened many a bull session with his neatly 
phrased double entendre. With typical efficiency, Bob insured his return from post-hop liberty by carrying 
an alarm clock. His easy-going Southern background led him to indulge in such strenuous sports as pistol 
and sailing. The novelty of snow, evidenced by his naive delight in pouring water on the window ledge and 
watch it freeze, waned and made him yearn for "the land of sunshine and ocean breezes." 



Donald William Haggerty 

vn, New York 

Good sense, a pleasant disposition, keen sense of 
humor, and a fighting Irish heart gives you the 
composite picture of the Hag. To Don, studies 
were secondary to a cribbage game or a gab session. 
Nevertheless, his natural savvy enabled him to come 
through in the top part of his class. The Black 
Beauty was no less a terror on the football or la- 
crosse field than he was on the week-ends, when he 
could always be found with a girl in tow. How he 
kept so many on the string was a puzzle, but the 
Black Beauty's system never failed. The Hag is 
truly a man's man and a loyal friend. 

James Farmer Hall 

Boise, Idaho 

Jim is another of the Navy's perhaps too numerous 
juniors, who once said that a man hasn't grown 
up until he decides on one woman. Jim is still 
pretty young. His main claims to fame are a mem- 
bership in the select Turn Back Club, and a singing 
voice that was powerful although slightly bent, 
but perhaps most of us will remember him for his 
ready laugh and his good natured willingness to do 
a friend a favor. His sincere and evident desire to 
succeed as a Naval officer subjecced him to many a 
jibe from his friends, but we all secretly envied his 
ambition and determination. 

Jerome William Hannigan 

Staten Island, New York 

H-A-double N-I-Gan spells Hannigan, proud of 
all the Irish blood within him, ne'er a man can say 
a word agin him. This tall, red-faced son of 
Kilarney is an all-around good athlete, excelling 
especially on the soccer field where his agressive- 
ness and sure toe makes him a constant threat. For 
a star man, Jerry studies very little, always seeming 
to have his nose in some novel or detective story. 
While most fellows cater to blondes, Jerry has a 
craze for redheads, especially Colleens, and swag- 
gering down Stribling with his shoulders high and 
square, he does both the service and the young lady 

Willari Robert Hartman 

Athens, Georgia 

Although Bob was an excellent swimmer, early in each season he decided that swimming required too much 
fn rgy "G ec£ was a one-woman man-weekly. He went in for dragging in a big way. but. he ^beheved 
n variety He never did get out of the habit of standing at attention and saluting whenever the band played 
"and he made many p.ebes regret the day they learned the words to ™'n^oug^eorg^ 
His spelling was bad and his pronunciation was worsc-mastenng the names ol the Fmger Lakes 
nearly a month. His personality, humor, and ability rate high with his classmates. 



James Chambers Hatch 

Uniontown, Alabama 

The first time wc heard that drawl plebe summer 
we knew that the Fighting Seventh had a champion 
of the Deep South in its midst. Not one of the 
hubba-hubba hoys, Jim was a typical easy-going 
Rebel. Though there were times when the sack 
looked pretty good, he could usually he found down 
on the handball courts playing the game he loved 
so well. Yes— women have a definite place in 
this man's life and he seldom failed to take advan- 
tage of the big Navy week ends. Amiable, gentle- 
manly, helpful, and sincere, we arc proud to call 
J. C. a classmate, 

Edgar Harold Hemmer 

Seymour, Indiana 

The two years Ed spent at Purdue made him a 
highly eligible man for sack drill. However, if you 
told him that dragging was secondary to sleeping, 
he'd say, "You're crazy." He could easily talk 
himself into many a situation, but still he managed 
to pull out just as easily. Most of his recreation 
hours were spent either kicking a soccer ball or at 
the pistol gallery knocking out bull's-eyes. Ed came 
to the Academy with high ideals and standards and 
will probably always keep them. With good luck, 
vitamin pills, and eye exercises, his hopes for those 
coveted gold wings will soon be realized. 

Carl Albert Henzel 

Flushing, New York 

Carl Albert Henzel, unhappy owner of many nick- 
names ranging from Czar to California Rene Milk 
Shake, received his youngster stripe about the time 
of his twenty-second birthday. A wise ex-boats- 
wain's mate, the Czar played sea daddy to many a 
bewildered plebe who did not know a turkshead 
from a Turk. Resting on pre-war football laurels, 
he worked in the realm of company sports, excell- 
ing in softball. The beautiful wave is natural, but 
sometimes embarrassing. He is suspected of having 
some Indian blood since he can hold lengthy con- 
versations with the most intelligent with a singu- 
lar, expressive, "Ugh-Ummhuh!" 

Robert Allan Herrick 

Des Moines, Iowa 

Bob gave up a career as a forester to don the Navy blue. Hailing from the great "Corn State," Bob has often 
voiced the wish that he were back there, but we all know different. He took athletics and academics alike 
in his stride, and had some hidden talents that showed up in the boxing ring. Bob bilged out every term, 
but when that final roll was called he stepped forward with the rest of us, If his success of running the com- 
pany as company representative follows him in his Naval career, Bob will always come out on top. 



James Moore Hill, ]r 

Laurel, Mississippi 

The Navy reached deep into the Heart of Dixie to 
get Jim. Known to his friends as "Goose," he was 
the possessor of a grand disposition, a ready smile, 
and a sincere interest in everyone he met. These 
admirable attributes have netted an innumerable 
host of friends. Jim, a natural born sailor, spent 
the larger part of his time sailing. Many a week- 
end found him parting the Chesapeake swells on 
an Academy yawl. However, he managed to favor 
his textbooks enough to make himself a "Star" 
man. His strong ambition and determination as- 
sure him of a long and successful career. 

William Longmirc HinAman 

Red Wing, Minnesota 

Filled with all the friendliness and spirit of the 
north country, Bill came to the Naval Academy to 
follow the long line of Midwesterners seeking the 
sea. Possessor of a genial personality, always smil- 
ing and with a good word for everyone, he was able 
to win a host of friends. Able to stand his ground 
about the virtues of Minnesota, the Southerners 
found him an able opponent. Never worrying 
about academics, he was always one set ahead of 
Dago. Cross-country, choir, and Bill's O. A. O. 
managed to take up all his spare time. Every inch 
a man and friend, Bill will be a credit to his pro- 

William Lee Hinkle 

Houston, Texas 

Pete's career in the Army Air Corps was a brief one, 
but the flying bug got him and he expects to sail 
with the sailors of the air instead of with the buzz 
boys in the wide blue yonder. His freedom-loving 
nature was severely strained by the Executive De- 
partment and academics, but he managed to get 
around these obstacles by teeth-chipping, an ac- 
complishment which he mastered early in plebe 
year. "Hey, mate! is the mail out?" frequently 
came from the hole when that letter was overdue 
as usual. The glories of Texas have and always will 
be heard from this Longhorn. 

George William Hoslcing 

Cheyenne, Wyoming 
Three years in Uncle Sam's destroyer fleet gave our Hosk, the pride of Cheyenne a «^[°J^/« 

he swapped his boots for the garb>f "Blue and Gold. 



Thomas Hughes, Jr. 

Hollywood, California 

Tom, a versatile and widely informed wit, gained 
his knowledge from his own library, consisting 
of all the better magazines published. He spent 
more time reading from it than he did from his 
texts. Charley lacked bulging biceps, and because 
of the dissimilarity, he was named in honor of 
Charles Atlas. He constantly evaded his pet hate, 
gym drills, by proceeding to sick bay with an ever- 
ready ailment. A lover of good music, and an 
admirer of quick humor, Tom is bound to be an 
asset to any ship's social life. 

John William Johnston 

Spartanburg, South Carolina 

When Johnny first came to the Navy, he was rather 
quiet and shy; by the end of plebe summer he was 
one of the ratiest boys in a ratey company. Johnny's 
grin carried with it all the warmth of his native 
South Carolina, and with his puckish sense of 
humor, he was extremely popular. Devoting only 
enough time to study to remain a little more than 
sat, "Radar Junior" participated in many intra- 
mural activities. John was in line with rhe best 
Navy traditions, always ready for "a feast, a frolic, 
or a fight." Here's to him, then— the hop's best 

Harry Stetson Keller, Jr. 


After entering the Academy from the Fleet, Harry Stetson Keller continued his jovial attitude and con- 
stantly kept us laughmg. Stet spent a great deal of his time on the athletic field, being especially proficient 
at soccer. Hrs smcere amity has won many true friends. Since he had little affection for studies Killer Kele 
made the most of liberty with his wide variety of talent and keen enjoyment of a good time. B "g a 

ov h "" ^ ™ ' d05C f " CndS - WC " ke him ' We rCS P £Ct him ' che ~ 

John Bartley Jones, Jr. 

Dallas, Texas 

Bart personifies accomplishment. Endowed with a 
wealth of natural ability, his Pacific record as a 
fighting Marine and his less adventurous, but 
equally spectacular Academy career shows his true 
worth. His forte in athletics was varsity gym- 
nastics, but we'll best remember him as the ro- 
mantic crooner of the NA-io and Musical Club 
shows. His quiet air, and keen understanding, 
made him an acknowledged leader among his 
classmates. Bart spent his spare moments dragging 
Ann, or listening to the strains of his favorite classi- 
cal recordings. Personal charm and amiability will 
continue to open all doors for his future endeavors. 



Kaye Rex Kiiioo 


Whenever you heard someone vigorously declaring 
that Scottsbluff, Nebraska, is Paradise itself, you 
could be certain that "23" was nearby. Most of 
his time was spent slaving as advertising manager 
on the Log staff, on the regimental hop committee 
or as director of the Masqueraders, in all of which 
he was a tireless worker. An avid fan of Plato and 
Socrates, "Rughead" was quite an author himself 
furnishing the entire company with poems and 
songs for happy hours during plebe year. Pos- 
sessed of an insatiable desire to run his classmates 
and a million dollar line of gab to go with it, 
Kaye made certain that there was never a dull 
moment here at Navy. 

George GriswaU Ely Kirk 

Morristown, New Jersey 

Gris Buck, Le Quatre Cent Homme, or just plain 
Ely gets around fast; Buck delights in action. He 
ably makes or meets occasions but is much more 
content to make them-if only (to counterfeit a 
coined phrase) "just for grins." Plebe year he cap- 
rained the undefeated plebe soccer team and played 
varsity lacrosse. Youngster year he was honored on 
the all-America soccer team. Buck skillfully exe- 
cuted a corner shot that scored the lone winning 
goal against the Army in the 4 4'45 season With 
four N's to his credit for two years, Buck con- 
templates special-recking a new B-robe. 

Humphrey Louis Laitner 

Carrollton, Missouri 

Well known and liked for his frankness and calm 
temperament, Red is best described as quiet, am- 
bitious, and reliable. By taking part in the most 
strenuous intramural athletics and winning tor 
himself a position on the all-battalion football 
team, Rojo proved that he likes to go where the 
battle is the thickest. In accord with his character 
he took academics and social life in stride, and 
found the dragging of queens an enjoyable respite 
from academic routine. During his tour of duty 
Humph demonstrated the excellence of moderation 
and the value of a well-rounded Academy life. 


Keith Gilbert Lakey 

Fort Wayne, Indiana 
Alw ays cheerful and having a kind word for e.ryon, ^ -^ J^K^ 

■ •ft nim t iS vt his rfgfcaTy o n u°U S bl™ the track during recreation hours. Conscientious 
^a^rer, t loThe^es will deserve the coveted "well done, 



Albert Leon LeBreton, Jr. 

New Orleans, Louisiana 

The suave Frenchman's venture from sunny New 
Orleans this far into foreign tctritory was one thing 
he could not fathom. Existence up here was dull 
compared to his wild stories of life in the French 
Quarters. He felt that he was constantly being 
victimized by the "system" of which he whole- 
heartedly disapproved. LeB's slow Southern cus- 
toms did not fit in with the routine at Navy and 
two years at Marion Military Institute did not 
seem to help mattcts. To save his strength for 
Steam he engaged in volleyball and ping-pong. 
Although the victim of many blind drags Al was 
always on hand for the week-end party. 

Alan Eugene LeFever 

Whittier, California 

Al, a true son of sunny California, seldom took a 
strain on academics and during study hours you 
could usually find him dreaming or sketching some 
new-fangled machine. Not exactly a ladies' man, 
he is sometimes seen, however, over the week-end 
with a new drag, that is, if the Executive Depart- 
ment doesn't interfere with a "form two" first. 
Varsity wrestling took his eye and found quite a 
package of muscle in our Al. At times quietness 
conquered his emotions entirely but many will 
always remember his timely cracks and great 

John Clayton Lewis 

Lebanon, New Hampshire 

John gave up his desires to become a skiing insttuc- 
tor and entered the Naval Academy to become a 
Naval officer. With him he brought an exceptional 
talent in photography, which has been shown by 
his excellent work on the Log staff and his photo- 
graphic editotship of the 1947 Trident Calendar. 
His photogtaphic work left him little time for most 
of the extra-curricular activities enjoyed by mid- 
shipmen, but he always found a little time to keep 
in good shape in the gym. An industrious and loyal 
classmate, John is always willing to help his many 
friends in any manner that he can. 

Louis Anthony Marchesano 

Brooklyn, New York 

Lou is one of those few people one meets who may be placed in the coveted category of being adaptable to 
any environment or situation. His spontaneous personality, quick w,t, and easy affability are qualities in his 
general make-u r that make him immediately liked by all. Close association with Lou reveals a more serious 
fide embodying a rarely encountered depth of understanding and sincerity. During his stay at the Academy, 
he has acquited an extraordinary number of nicknames, such sobriquets as Tecumseh and Blue Gnu. 
But we'll always remember him best as "The Bear," treading the corridors in an oversized Army bathrobe. 



Frank Johnston Marsden, Jr. 

Washington, DC 

Coming from Washington after a year's work in 
prep school, Frank was qualified to make a success 
of his career as a midshipman and later as an officer. 
Much of his time was spent in letter-writing to his 
O. A. O. explaining his way out of the troubles he 
always seemed to acquire. His diplomatic success 
with the women should always prove him an out- 
standing benefit in the Fleet. Frank's chief inter- 
ests while at Annapolis were photography and 
bowling. We cannot help admiring his excellence 
in both. His room was constantly cluttered with 
photographic equipment, models, and negatives 
that could have blackmailed many of us in the 

Frank Douglas Marshall 

Hemet, California 

One of the finest all-around athletes, Doug, was 
at his best in the water. His backstroke dashes 
helped break the battalion relay record in 1944. 
When he wasn't swimming freestyle and back- 
stroke, or playing water polo, he was turning in 
winning performances in baseball, basketball, foot- 
ball, and track. Prominent in Doug's character was 
his quiet, and seemingly effortless precision in both 
athletics and academics. He showed a constant 
interest in the promotion of sailing and yacht-racing. 
Doug was a natural seaman; he understood the 
water and his profession to the highest degree. 

John Francis Marshall 

Norfolk, Vii 

John is a clean living kid. If you don't believe it, 
ask him. He has a caustic wit which, as often as 
not, is directed against himscll His extra-cur- 
ricular interests are varied: one week it is "wein," 
the next it is "weib," and the next it is "gesang." 
Never let it he said that John has a one-track mind. 
John avoided trouble with the Academic Board by 
staying sat — barely. He was interested in pro- 
fessional courses, but considered Btu's devoted to 
other academic topics as wasted. A master con- 
versationalist, he dominated the hull sessions which 
characterized most of his study hours. In the future 
his classmates will greet him with a sincere, "Glad 
to have you aboard." 

Valentin George Matula 

Halletsville, Texas 

Known to us as Big Red, Redski, or just plain Red, this six foot three, curly-haired (what there is of it) 
Texan came to us via the Fleet. Never one to worry much about book larnin', he nevertheless managed to 
get through with enough to spare. His big love, here on the Severn, was playing baseball or Softball. He 
could put a mean curve on a Softball or slug the apple into the bleachers with equal ease. Red is an easy- 
going, amiable fellow with a well-developed sense of humor and all-around ability — a big man with a big 



Pawl Bwrke Maxson 

Watertown, New York 

Happy-go lucky, with never a care in the world, 
Bugs is one man who never let the system get him 
Jown. His chief concerns were his receding hair 
line and his dislike ol academics. Using Buent 
speech and .1 ready wit, he invited or joined a 
friendly argument on any topic. Although his dates 
were numerous, he managed to maintain a strict 
policy ol no female entanglements. A true con- 
noisseur and a firm believer in the benefits of wine, 
women, and song, and possessor of a sincere desire 
ro make friends with everyone, Paul will be suc- 
cessful anywhere 

Donald Robert Mayer 

Nyack, New York 

"This place ain't the Navy!" Sparks provided this 
constant reminder for the benefit of midshipmen 
who were under the illusion of feeling their salt. 
To him the Fleet is the Navy, and at the top of the 
list stands the "Sara." Here is one sailor who can 
really swim, having spent many afternoons work- 
ing out on the varsity swimming team. It is still a 
mystery whether his cooper-up week-ends were due 
to a genuine faithfulness to his O. A. O. or to his 
notorious reputation of burying himself in his 
studies. His classmates will remember him for his 
industry, love of horseplay, and rare sense of humor. 

Ellis Paul McCurley 

Medford, Oregon 

"Stud," "Mac," "Erp," "E. P.," he has answered 
to them all in the last three years and always with 
a smile. It is to say that his nicknames 
have undergone as many changes as Mac himself 
has. Plebe year "E. P." studied most of the time; 
youngster year "Erp" was dragging most of the 
time. Yet, through it all, he continued to climb 
higher and higher in academics as well as in the 
hearts of his classmates, who came to know him 
better each day as the gentleman and swell fellow 
that he is. 

Thomas Oliver McDonald 

Springfield, Ohio 

Mac not being among the minority claiming a scacoast state as home, hails from Springfield, Ohio. More 
fortunate than many midshipmen, Mac finds true consolation after Navy Days in his memories of a defense 
factory and of boot camp His pre Annapolis experience also included a pleasant taste of college life. A 
hard worker from the start. Mac keeps a comfortable balance between academics, extra-curricular, and social 
activities, His eas) some., cheerful nature, together with the variety of musical club business gang duties, 
has earned lor him a reputation and many friends throughout the Regiment. Mac's energy and determination 
promise a future of real satisfaction and lasting success. 



Wesley Lee McDonald 

Arlington, Virginia 

For this rangy Virginian, the three years at the 
Academy have been little more than a continuation 
of high school, for the trees were never too thick 
to dampen his exuberant spirit or affect his vim, 
vigor, and vitality. Mac is one of those people who 
are never too busy to extend a cheery hello to all 
whom he meets, and his genuine interest in others 
has made him one of the best liked fellows in the 
Regiment. His chief weakness lies in the joy of his 
life, a little brunette with whom he was seen 
almost every week-end. Boy, how he loves that 
woman ! 

Joseph William McGrath, Jr. Robert Hurley McKinmy 

Barberton, Ohio 

Born with one right foot and one left foot Joe was 
exceptionally favored by Terpsichore. Always 
broke, but always dragging, he was a fixture at all 
hops. An Australian background made it inevitable 
that he should be a good swimmer. In this vein he 
has promised to shown anyone interested a real 
beach when we hit the Southwest Pacific. Dusty's 
season was definitely the summertime. A winter, 
even as mild as Maryland's, caused him to con- 
sider hibernation the only course to follow. When 
duty called, and he found that he must reconcile 
himself to the reality of reveille, Mac-G was equal 
to the occasion. 

Inoianai'oi is, Indiana 

Bob was known and liked for his easy going good 
nature. An all-around athlete, he could be found 
every afternoon playing Softball, doing gymnastics, 
boxing, or playing tennis. He was a member ol 
the plcbc gym team and served as company / og 
representative. Bob spent his study hours gazing 
either at a picture of an "old fashioned" on one 
locket door or his O A. O.'s picture on the other 
Although McKinncy denied raising vegetables under 
his bunk, his habitual failure to change the in 
charge of room tag to his side resulted in walk-run 
l,,r his wife. Mac got the sack for the next three 

Murdoch Mills McLeod 

Minneapolis, Minnis.ii \ 

d of tt usua "pin' P T" An end and a hurdler on the plebe football and track teams respectively, he 
Tundcoltn" sports mo:rtt, his liking, devoting h.mself exclusively to them during upperc.ass years 



Frank Day McMnIlen, Jr. 

k an-. \si n » Missouri 

\ ling to "Moaning Mac" no othei midship 

man has had to work so hard and overcome such 
obstacles to achieve so little tell satisfaction while 
.» Navy Foi work hard he did, always consden 
nous about his academic demands, even down to 
Ins scrupulous locker, noi to mention his endless 
trials .is companj representative Not being par 
ticularl] athletlcall] minded, Mai does not believe 
,„ trenuous exercise in an) form fts there is always 
one in ever) company, Mac's classmates soon 
branded him .is die eompan) practical joker lo 
Ins classmates, he's .1 great fellow not soon to be 

■ .1 gotten 

Robert Burroughs McNatt 

G in ion. Missouri 

No mattei when or where you met Mac, he always 
gave .1 friendly greeting with .1 smile that you could 
not forget He seemed to remember everyoni - 
first name and had friends throughout the Rcgi 
meni I le met most of them plchc yeat while he 
participated In football and track He loved sports 
and played hard to win, Mac was always willing 
to do more than liis p.irc ol .1 job and would Jo it 
well He bad initiative and self-confidence in 
everything he tried Although Mac serious, 
lie never failed to be the leading nun of our hull 

Joseph Francis McPartland 

St. Aluans, New York 

Mae nude many friends with his smiling Irish mug 
md Ins cheerful "Hello." He was proud of his 
birthplace, Brooklyn, and in many speeches, colored 
with typical accent, he defended this land against 
all criticism. Mac's unconcern for the fair sex 
puzzled us until youngster June Week when, with 
the aid of his O. A. O. , he christened two rings. He 
placed a priority on his academics and limited his 
athletic activities to company sports. He enjoyed 
coffee at the ward room, but still more, the bull 
sessions that followed. Faith and common sense 
nave given Mac a good perspective of life, a per- 
spective he constantly cultivates. 

Don Carr McVey 

1 ">i s MoiNI s, low \ 

l\m nevei worried too much about his grades, but he did give considerable thought to his dragging This 
was one subject inwhichru sun,, I ( url] headed Mat always loved a hop, and he had a special "lowahop" 
ol h,s □« b th 11 v. as reall) good I ton » as no star athlete, but he was on the battalion tennis team and on 
1 championship eompan) gym team About athletics, however, he remarked that when he lelt the urge to 

...,.]„ wouldlii down until thi feeling passed Uways cheerful and willing to lend you a helping hand, 

I Vn w as ,1 li lend indi ( d 



Joseph Howard Mclcsky 


From the South comes another favorite son to take 
his place amongst those who follow the sea. Joe is 
a Navy junior and as blue and gold as they come a 
fact which is belied by his happy-go-lucky attitude. 
One of the most popular among his classmates, his 
quick wit and continual antics ate always in de- 
mand at a bull session. Although he never starred, 
no one will deny that Ski really has a head on his 
shoulders (7». Soccer and lacrosse have claimed 
most of Joe's attention in outdoor sports, but in 
indoor sports his field is unlimited. His laughing, 
wholesome personality will live long in the memo- 
ries of his classmates. 

Isaac William Metzger 

Christobal, Canal Zoni 

In the spring this young man's fancy turn, to- 
you'll never guess Juice! "Ike Meczger^ the 
Canal Zone's bid lor fame and glory at Navy, 
always talks of such things as pencagrid converters 
and six phase transformers'. But the "Juice gang 
was not Ike's only activity. He proved co be a 
good Glee Club man, a better than average swim- 
mer, and the possessor of a remarkable abuicy -to 
get along without the tairer sex ! The cares o this 
world rest lightly on Ike's shoulders lor Ins , 
fcctuous smile and quick sense of humor will make 
him welcome wherever he goes 

Edward Boyi Meyer 

Upper Dawk, Pbnnsvi vania 

GYR1 Nl Yes and a darn good one too And 
llm ,,„,, „,„,., Marine, who could expeci an, 
thing bui a smooth charactci and a hard workei 
Boxing and running were two oHiis four pet sports, 

the other two were sleeping and dragging And 
beillg „, ol the few of us who could boast ol 
„, o A O when he entered, week-ends usually 

fou „d him dragging Academics were " 

bosom buddies, but Ed took them all in his stride, 
,lthough he had to shorten it a few times. He will 
probably be remembered by his classmates as being 
bard at work at bis desk writing letters. 


Charles Morgan Moore 

Phoenix, Arizona 

As colonel of b,s 1, O T. C. battalion, CbarWy laid bis 1,1 *£^^£££ 
henceforth was known among his many .end Colonel. ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Jn|1 

involved too much work, A she! ol «»££*» »h Spent man, anxious moments alter exam 

Charley often calculated _ is^bde £«££,,.. was always found trying to untangle the snarls 

3S rotrwcftlntS,« Here comes a good office, for the sub servi, , 


Wilhurn Dale Murphy 

Lawrence, Kansas 

W. D., on entering die Academy, was already an 
old salt, having spent two years in the Fleet Plcbc 
year found him resembling a link on the anchor 
man's chain in academics, but youngster and first 
class year saw Murph accelerating. His active part 
and full cooperation in sports won him many and 
lasting friends His good looks, on which he spent 
most of his time and his acting ability Rave him a 
prominent place on Masquerade! cast ol 1945 and 
46 We will all remember W. D. as a true and 
pally classmate always found with a smile on his 
lace and a song in his heart. 

Stuart Grant Murray 

Santa Barbara, California 

Nourished under California's golden sun, he waxed 
and grew into manhood, then came to the Naval 
Academy. During plebe year, the esoteric intricacies 
of mathematics were plain to him. Calculus he 
enjoyed, Bull and Dago were somewhat of a trial, 
but the dope always pulled him through safely. His 
constant companion — for he was a true connoisseur 
of tobacco— was a huge pipe, without which study 
hour would never have been complete. Honest and 
unassuming, he was honored with the vice-presi- 
dency of the combined Trident societies for his 
first class year. His willingness to work, constant 
cheerfulness, and ready wit make him an ever- 
welcome shipmate. 

Arthur Dominic Navior 

Detroit, Michigan 

"Nappy" vowed the day he entered that he would not drop by the wayside, and by dint of hard wood he has 
fulfilled that sow He was always a familiar figure about the hops with a cheery "hey" and a smile for 
everybody "Gotta get in condition," was his by word as he headed toward rhe gym for a strenuous workout 
His first love was baseball, followed by soccer, swimming and boxing. His perservcrance and sunny outlook 
will always be an asset in the great catcer he is sure to have. Ambitious and hard-working, full of high ideals 
and Rood sportsmanship, he will fulfill the greatest expectations of his future shipmates. 

Edward James Mytrson 

Brooklyn, New York 

We preferred cigarettes, but Ed smoked Virginia 
Rounds, so it is easily seen that there was a reason 
for his slide rule wielding, gear rrain ideas, and 
chess playing with Mahoney. He read everything 
from philosophy to engineering handbooks and dis- 
agreed with most of it. When not doing his Nav 
to Brahms' First, he could always be found not 
doing his Ord to Rachmaninoff's Second. A 
glimpse of his individualism can be gained from 
the fact that he always wore garters; and a glimpse 
of versatility from the fact that he played pushball 
and, at the same time, was vice-president of the 
Chess Club 



John Harris Nicholson 

Reno, Nevada 

k would seem as chough the Nicholsons hie one of 
the Reno's repuccd jack pots when Nick was horn. 
One of the Western sure shots, he plugged a way 
consistently with bull's-eyes and near misses on the 
rifle team. Jack excelled in three ways; with the 
women, academically, and wich the fellows. He 
liked all sports and could hold his own in any of 
them. He was not only a lover of womenfolk, but 
loved by them. Academically, he starred — no more 
need be said. But where he excelled and where ic 
counts, was with his roommates. No finer Iricnd. 
no truer companion could ever have been had. 

LaVern Aiolph NiedfeUt, Wisconsin 

Red lulled from the U.S.S. Ranger, from whence 
he came to suffer three years of the system lasci 
nating as his sea stories may be, his charm is his 
golden hair. As Midwesterners go, he possesses an 
independent nature that all feel sooner or later 
Red as a student, graduated, as an athlete, couldn't 
swim; as a lover, was divine; as a musician, played 
the radio, as a wife, could play cards, as a dancer, 
was exceptional. Now don't be deceived. Inr Red 
is one of the squarcsc and most loyal friends thai 
any of us ever expect to meet. 

Charles Edgar Clark Nimitz 

I I , ll s vs 

Nimie impresses you with his tugged le.uures and 
pugnacious look However, In spue ol these bel 
ligerent characteristics the skipper is ever-ready 
lor a good time and he always enjoys a |oke, which 
ever end of ii he's on, Charlie's week ends were 
taken up with shows and golf, rather than with 
hops and women To his notion women were 
merely a necessary evil In three years here Charlie 
has applied himsell diligently and conscientiously 
whether in sports or academics I le's not the atb 
letic type nor a brilliant scholar, but what he lacks 
in natural ability, he makes up tenfold in spirit, 
aggressiveness, ami [he will to win in whatever he 

Thomas James O'Connell 

San Diego, California 

This Navy junior came from Southern California and for three years expounded to all listeners the superiority 

of his native paradise. Okey had always been a perfectionist as a student, but U.S.N.A threw a wrench in 
the works when it confronted his plodding meticulous manner ol thinking with us geared up acadl -in- lite 
However he managed to gear up himsell accordingly and stood fairly high in his class Tennis occupied a 
major part of his note with sports He was quiet, friendly, and could control his temper Week ends gave 
this Red Mike little trouble as he never gave girls a second thought 



William Maxwell Oiler 

Eft. I 


The Pennsylvania Dutch were responsible lor the 
campaign ili.n was waged to convince the brigade 
that Lancaster is "The Garden Spot ol the World." 
Few there were who were willing to concede the 
honor *'l such a title, but this (ailed to dampen 
Bill's spirit. I lis love of the Navy gave him a 
seriousness common to those who plan to nuke a 
career ol Navy life, Spending little time on aca- 
demics, and finding time lor fencing and sailing, 
as well as time for dragging "that girl" on hop 
week ends, Bill took Academy life in his stride. 

John Ortutay, Jr. 

Flushing, New York 

Equipped with a seagoing instinct stemming from 
the waters of his native Long Island Sound, and 
developed through his years in the Fleet in the 
South Pacific, Wheels was the company's leading 
yachtsman. Tops in the racing flock, or as a Y. P. 
crew, the skipper also showed himself to be a 
writer, par excellence. His deep thinking, often 
centering about his O. A. O. and plans for the life 
ol a seafaring vagabond, occupied what little time 
the Academy did not demand. A sincere believer 
in fair play, and a true friend, John earned the 
respect of all. 

Frank Thornton Owen, Jr. 

Danville, Vh 

Frank is the man who, when asked during his first three days how he liked it here answered, "It's just like 
home, sir " Since then his ideas have changed somewhat, hut still that has not kept him from being a very- 
willing classmate En doing his part to better the brigade. Frank's good nature and his ability to take his share 
of running have won him a great number ol friends during Ins three vcars here. Since his first fall, he has been 
a mainstay in battalion football where his e\en temper and natural ability went far to help the team. 


Robert Ewing Otto 

St. Louis, Mi: 

It was not difficult to learn that Bob was from St. 
Louis. Also that the best steaks, the best beer, and 
the best women originate in that fabulous city. 
St. Louis could never find a representative to surpass 
R. E., for, with his distinctive literary ability and 
an impulsive, friendly manner, he can smoothly 
put over any argument. Always with a background 
of good cheer and humor, Bob found himself in the 
midst of tenth company activities. Unruffled in 
youngster dragging dilemmas, he was more than 
equal to any situation. His successful combination 
of seriousness in some things, and a light-hearted 
manner in others will carry him far. 



Lewis Frank Ozimek 

Newark, New Jersey 

After a year ac M.I.T. and two years in the Fleet, 
Ozzie came to us knowing what was required of 
him to succeed here at Navy. He achieved success 
by his conscientiousness and friendliness, He was 
a friend of the plebes as well as of his classmates 
Devoting his recreational hours to sailing and 
weight-lifting, he proved the master of all sailboats 
and could often be seen struggling under any num- 
ber of weights. You should see those muscles flex 
when he moves a finger. His love for classical 
music and good books helped while away many a 
week-end afternoon. 

George Roht. Mackenzie Pearson 

Merion, Pennsylvania 

Bob rounded out most of his afternoons on Softball, 
battalion football or military track squads. His 
chief hobby came into full bloom with second class 
rates, for he could once again search the ether waves 
and tinker with his dial-laden tadio. "Steam is 
ftuit" was a favorite cliche with him, and he liked 
to say of the Skinny Department, "They can't do 
that to me" — and proved it by jumping 700 num- 
bers in one term. When the right mail came, the 
mate got a "spoon" and George's optimism in- 
creased. A cheery Pennsylvanian, Germ's positive 
outlook was a respite from the unpleasantrics of the 

William Clark Powell, Jr. 

Overton, Texas 

Bill will probably be best remembered by bis class- 
mates for his frequent and colorful suggestions for 
the proper disposal of all Bull courses. Since he was 
a star in the scientific and technical courses, the 
task of reciting on mountain daisies, skylarks, and 
battles of the ancients was exceedingly dull and 
hard to bear. During his tour of duty at the Acad 
emy, this native of Missouri, but naturalized 
Texan, was a prominent member of the varsity 
pistol team. With his outstanding technical ability, 
his sense of fairness, and his ever present humor, 
Bill will make a valuable and popular officer. 

John Howard Poumall 

Tyrone, Pennsylvania 

Quiet, pensive, and amiable, johnny possesses the which enable him to get along well with everyone 
he mere A prospective bachelor, he believes that women are a snare and a delusion and hat liquor rs the 
salva on of mankind. Thoughts of former days at Penn State tweeds, sleeping late ,n the morning, and 
hou^e Panfe made it difficult for htm to accustom himsell to the midshipman s monastic ex,s ence. His 

ability to say something beneficial, or say nothing, his thou, Iness ,1 others, everlasting calmness and 

his quality of being a gentleman will earn the respect of all his futute assoc.ates. 



William Campbell Reeder 

1*1 V 

Hu ls, California 

Handsome Wild Bill lcfc che Land of Movie Stars 
and Sunshine to add his bit to the Navy world. He 
became a champion on the water and ashore. 
Through the powerful strokes and competitive 
spirit displayed in the shells, he made a reputation 
as a crew man. Week-ends, Bill's superior seaman- 
ship and sailing knowledge often went to work to 
race one of the Academy yachts across the finish 
line, far ahead. He excelled in academics and in 
leadership. Bill's personality and ambition made 
him a prominent figure in company and battalion 
administration. He won many friends and gained 
the respect of all who knew him. 

John Leonard Reynolds 

Amarillo, Texas 

As one of the numeious members of the ttaveling 
Chamber of Commerce from the Lone Star State, 
an amiable guy named Johnny starred his way 
thtough the Naval Academy. Athletics wete his 
favorite dish, and a bathrobe covered with awards 
attested to the fact. He sandwiched staff work in 
the Trident Association between being a member 
of the soccer and swimming teams, and standing 
high on the golf team. The academic Department 
gave him little trouble as he kept his standing in 
two digit figures. Week-ends meant dragging the 
latest heart interest, and displaying his knockabout 
seamanship whete the Severn meets the Chesapeake. 

Louis Vernon Ritter, Jr. 

Marked Tree, Arkansas 

Tex, from Arkansas, crowded into his three yeats as much music as was possible, by singing in the choir, the 
Glee Club, and other musical organisations, and ultimately becoming president of the combined musical 
clubs. In sports he did his bit on the wrestling mat, and displayed his seamanship ability on all classes of 
boats. Lou knew the answers, as his continually high aptitude standing testified. But he also knew the 
questions, and how to ask them, for he settled his love life about the middle of plebe year by asking one that 
led to an important appointment with the chaplain. 




John Phoenix Moore Richards, II 

Pasadena, California 

Johnny proved himself a one man Chamber of 
Commerce for the Rose Bowl City, but he nevet 
fotsook his prejudices in favor of the rest of Cali- 
fornia. He spent most of his leisurely three years 
dreaming about his ttue love, annual leave. Fot 
athletics he turned ro the Severn and sailing, chiefly 
because the wind did the work. When the weather- 
man said, "No sailing," he occasionally got a 
workout in the fencing loft. John showed an ap- 
preciation for the finer things in life : music, leave, 
and women. With his swinging guitar he won a 
place in our hearts and a steady job with the NA-io. 




Joe Posey Robertson, ]r, 

Fayette, Alabama 

Military training is not new to Joe, since he went 
to Columbia Military Academy before coming to 
Navy. During his stay here, Joe went out for many 
sports, his principal love being boxing. Although 
Joe is small, he has a heck of a punch. His marks 
amazed all of us, including himself, since he never 
studied. He claims it's against his principles. Joe 
loves airplanes, and no doubt when he gets married, 
his wife will be his second love. It has always been 
a mystery to us how he 6nds out so much about 
planes. Needless to say, Joe wants to go into avia- 
tion after graduation. 

David Gale Rogers 

Galveston, Texas 

Coming from the hurricane-swept island of Gal- 
veston, Dave Rogers had little trouble with the 
minor storms of Naval Academy life. He was a 
lover of the finer things in life such as women, 
poker and swing records. Noted for his blind drags 
he faired well by Naval Academy standards, and 
kept up a lively acquaintance by mail with many 
of his feminine friends. In the field of sports his 
main interest lay in golf in which he excelled on the 
battalion and varsity teams during their respective 
seasons. During the in-between seasons he took on 
all comers in battalion table tennis. 

Louis Anthony Romatowski, Jr. 

Buffalo, New York 

Romo joined the Juice gang because of his interest 
in electricity and to get out of Wednesday P-rades. 
His amiable disposition and abundant supply ol 
between meal tidbits converted his room into a 
veritable Grand Central Station. It did not take us 
long to appreciate the wide variety of Polish cookies 
the names of which we never could pronounce, but 
which we nevertheless devoured in short order. 
Lou's strength and physique stood him in good 
stead in the forward wall, on the soccer team and 
on the dance floor, when his success in the stag or 
drag line disproved his claim, "1 don't have a line. 


Emil Steiger Roth 

Oshkosh, Wisconsin 

Among the effects of E. S. Pud Roth, lately a midshipman, *£*££ gEE^S 
i unowned textbooks, a badly mang M — * ™ «J* £ "and from New Jersey, and a debt of 
R„ numerous strings attached to and -f ™"™^ j scover a circk of friends that makes Dale 
,00,3 eigarettes owed to various i»d sundry o P . Abo we <--« ^ d „ occd „ thc 



Henry Douglas Rnppel 

Twin Bridges, Montana 

Roop is the character who made Montana's 
"Grizzly Bear" famous from one end of the mess 
hall to the other. He is the guy that always had 
cigarettes, made the Juice connections, and is still 
struggling with the women. Lucky? Half of his 
wardrobe is at West Point. Hank's diversions 
were drawing self- portrayed cartoons for the Log 
and holding hourly extra instruction in his hole so 
we buckets could get our 2.5's. Embodied in the 
lanky frame of this tall, dark, V . . . individual 
are an unusual personality and a humorous wit 
that best qualify him to give a Republican cam- 
paign speech at a Democratic convention and make 
them like it, 

William Mason Russell 

Denton, Texas 

Out of the land of cactus and beautiful girls came 
this proud son of the Lone Star State. Besides his 
more than slight dash of Texan pride and all the 
pictures he could carry of a 'lil blonde, Russ brought 
an amiable disposition and a sparkling personality 
that made him countless friends and one of the best 
liked men in the Regiment. His creed that happi- 
ness is everything and that success can come only 
through effort is a firm foundation for brilliant 
hopes of the future. Sincerity, loyality, and an 
inherent consideration for others will insure him 
of friends wherever he goes and success in whatever 
he does. 

Ckarles Martin Schoman, Jr. 

Washington, D.C. 

"Hey, fellows, won't someone please finish this chow?" This was Chuck's incessant cry during our stay at 
the Academy. Few of us who knew Chuck will ever forget his generosity with the huge boxes of chow he 
was forever receiving, Although we will always remember his good natured generosity, we will primarily 
remember him for his beautiful drags and long periods of sleep. Since plebe year he has been a mainstay of 
the bowling team, and has also been active in battalion track, football, and boxing. His ready adaptability 
to any circumstance has stood him in good stead in his transformation from civilian to Naval officer. 

Charles Henry Schnorr, Jr. 

Springdale, Pennsylvania 

Bud came to us from Springdale, a suburb just 
outside the smoke of Pittsburgh. A year of engi- 
neering at the University of Pittsburgh fortified 
him for his battle on the shores of the Severn. As 
time passed, we came to know Bud as a conscien- 
tious and hard working student. But he is not one 
to be satisfied with all work and no play. His 
sense of humor and appreciation of a well-spent 
week-end have earned him the nickname of "Good- 
time Charlie." Not to be outdone by his younger 
brother, a lieutenant in the Army Air Corps, Bud 
hopes to wear the wings of the Naval Air Corps. 



Jose Constantino Scijas 

Caracas, Venezuela 

Sea Horse. Well, that comes closer co the correct 
pronunciation of Jose's last name than most people 
can manage on first encountering it. Long ago Jose 
gave up the attempt to have people do his name 
even partial justice. But Jose's troubles have hardly 
been confined to "el espanol." Anathema to him 
has been our native tongue. On first arriving here 
his mastery of the English language was limited to 
textbook knowledge, and when the mate passed a 
word his exasperation was complete. Now he is a 
full-fledged "Bull Slash." A N-star winner, Jose 
has been an active member of the fencing team. 

Fernando Sisto, Jr. 

New York, New York 

All work and no play never made Fred a dull boy 
because he was one of the most versatile men in his 
class. Coming to the Academy from N.Y.U., he 
had amassed enough technical knowledge to stand 
at rhe head of the class. His favorite pastimes were 
working problems beyond the scope of the Acad- 
emy's curriculum and listening to classical music. 
Freddie, as he was addressed on frequent blue-en- 
veloped missives from the Bronx, was an inveterate 
liberty hound and a powerhouse in bull sessions. 
The stuff that made friends flock around this genial 
six-footer, and kept stars in his lapels, will carry 
him far. 

Waldo Douglas $loan } Jr. 

Kansas City, Missouri 

Doug may have come from the show me state, 
but he did not have to be shown. His pleasant and 
likeable personality plus his sincere interest In others 
won him a host of friends. His capacity (or hard 
work combined with his cheerful manner gave him 
an undisputed place on the reception committee. 
Although not a champion in jny one sport he de- 
rived immense delight in praticipatlon in sports 
and followed them closely. In whatever Doug 
undertook -whether letter- writing, bridge, or pipe 
smoking —he never failed to give the utmost ol his 
energies. Doug's winning manner will guarantee 
him a successful future in lile. 

Frank Boatner Smith 

Gulfport, Mississippi 

Gulfport the charm spot of the deep South, where your ship comes in, sent Smitty to the Academy. He was 
always willing to try to convince anyone of the South's primacy. His loeker door album caught the eye ot 
ail visitors Much of his spare time, and many of his study hours were spent devouring the latest magazine 
novels F B brought from the Gulf a strong interest in sailing, and he was an active member u many a 
crew. A fondness for Southern cooking and Southern atmosphere, a weakness for Southern belles, and a 
passion for salty caps make the personality that is Smitty. 



Floyd J 



York, Pennsylvania 

Hailing from the city of musdemen and weight- 
lifters Smitty came to Maryland via the "Mary- 
land," carrying his prized set of weights His 
tussel with academics over, early plcbe year Smitty 
became a strong advocate of wine, women, and 
weights A fanatic in the held of Juice, Smitty with 
a wire, a socket, a slipstick, and a pencil is at the 
eminence of happiness making sparks and solving 
probs. Headed for subs to provide ample means 
for the mace he's seeking, Smitty could rightly fill 
any position the Navy has to offer and men of the 
sea will find no better material under which CO 

WinfieU Sj>encer Smith 

San Antonio, Texas 

Windy is an Army brat, something exctaordinary 
for a trade school boy on the Severn, who likes to 
be known as a "Texas Longhorn," although he has 
done much traveling. During his sojourn at the 
Academy, Windy was a hard-working, conscien- 
tious fellow. Like all of us he had his troubles, 
mostly academics, with women sprinkled in be- 
tween, but such never held a good man down. 
When ic came to sports Windy was always in the 
limelight, receiving awards in lacrosse, soccer, and 
pistol He guided the pistol team as it's capcain 
through our last year with great success. If you 
evct want your transformer rewound see Windy 1 

James Francis Tangney 

Aurora, New York 

A confirmed "Red Mike," Jim would be content to live on a desert island one thousand miles from the 
nearest woman. Coming to the Academy from Naval Aviation, he is primarily interested in aeronautics. 
A vast store of technical knowledge has helped him to stand high in his class. Jim has never been known to 
get excited. He combines an expressionless face with an ingenious sense of humor. His practical jokes have 
a Rube Goldbctg flavor. In studying, his power of concentration is apt to get the best of him and he is 
known to have gone to bed with a slide rule. 

Robert Sayrc Stegman 

Hollywood, California 

After seeing action with the Fleet, Bob entered the 
Academy from the war zone. His heart and soul 
were with the sea; therefore it was only a natural 
course for him to devote his time to sailing. An 
all-around athlete, Steg was active in the intra- 
mural sports of football, basketball, track, and 
pushball. Few week-ends passed that Bob was not 
dragging or providing drags for the rest of us. This 
bronzed Californian was known for his constant 
wit and good cheer. Always with a smile and ready 
friendship, Bob will be remembered as a true com- 
panion and desirable shipmate. 



Robert Henry Taylor 

Greensboro, Maryland 

Bob is one of the local boys, hailing from che 
nearby Eastern Shore. Consequently he was con- 
stantly praising and pointing out to the rest of us 
the rather obscure good points of his home state or 
capital city. He came to the Academy by way of 
the now famous carrier "Hornet" and brought with 
him a ready supply of sea stories plus a well-de- 
veloped appetite. Just before sleeping, sailing the 
Academy yawls came first on his list of activities. 
Although he applied himself constantly to his aca- 
demics his sack drill was never to be slighted. Bob's 
natural good-humored personality is sure to make 
him many friends anywhere. 

Neil William Thomson 

David Ross Toll 

Spokane, W 


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AND, t HI dltAIH) 

Practically anywhere water could he found around 
the Academy, one could see Neil. During the win 
ter months he splashed happily about the swim- 
ming pool, where he won three varsity letters in 
swimming However, the first days of spring 
would find Neil out on the Severn, with spray fly- 
ing and his lee rail under. Yes, sailing was [*om 
my's main delight, but he always seemed to enjoy 
whatever he did. The only cloud in his three years 
at the Academy was his ever-receding hair line, 
which no amount of hair restorer could stop But 
Neil always held that a high forehead showed in- 
telligence, and we agreed. 

Here's .1 man i .111 he vanquished by only two 

weapons a T-square or a saber. Once he had 
struggled through plebe Steam, and so long as he 
stayed away from the fencing loft, Dave Toll was 
almost Invincible He had little difficulty in excell 
ing in whatever field he i hose, whether in the class 

room or on the athletie held Dave's natural ten 
dun us were along a literary vein, bringing him a 

top Bull mark, a pair ol little gold stars, and an 

important position OH the Log He was always 

busy, hut never too busy id help a friend and he- 
had lots ol them 

Ralph McMath Tucker 

Haughton, Louisiana 

This Southern lad from the rolling hills of North Louisiana was modeled from Rebel traditions "Tuck" 
was a happy combination that won the admiration of his classmates Whether on the tennis court or in the 
halls his sportsmanship and cheerful smile were always present Despite the fact that he was a typit .'I land 
lubber before he donned Navy blue, he became the professional editor of the Log and acquired an apprecia- 
tion of the many phases of Naval activities Ralph will carry with him the good wishes ol his classmates 
for a full and successful career Good luck, Roomie. 



John Calvin Tumur 

Lvndrook, New York 

Inheriting a profound Navy spirit from his sea- 
going lather, J. Calvin veritably hit his stride at 
the Academy. Four years at Admiral Farragut 
Prcparatoty did much in teaching him how to beat 
the system. Athletics are his delight and he became 
active in almost every kind of sport, particularly in 
wrestling. Many opponents have suffered from his 
ability in the latter. John's large vocabulary found 
ample expression in his extensive correspondence. 
It was through this medium that he has gained such 
a reputation among the fair sex. He aspires to fly, 
and his love for excirement should find its reward 

Pawl Rapelye Van Mater, Jr. 

Summit, New Jersey 

"Happy" is considered by many to be one of the 
luckiest men in the Regiment because there are 
possibly only a half dozen others, Executive De- 
partment included, who could ever hope to see the 
top of his cap cover. His 6' 4" frame marks him 
as a natural for crew. Almost every afternoon 
finds him on the river, under the careful super- 
vision of Bucky Walsh at Hubbard Hall or the 
M. O. O. W. at the cutter shed. Van is a con- 
noisseur of true swing classics, can identify a trum- 
pet cut of any of the "classics" and converse for 
hours on the style or arrangements of the various 
artists. His congenial spirit and good nature insure 
his welcome at any gathering. 

Robert Louis von Gerichten 

Columbus, Ohio 

Robert Charles Van Osdol 

Tiffin, Ohio 

If hard work is to have its just reward, then Van 
should be well-rewarded. Few men ac the Academy 
have striven harder in their academic subjects, and 
few have expected to bilge quite as often. The 
ttuth, however, is that Van stands higher than 
mosc'of us, because of his conscientious application. 
A chronic fusser, Van worries over the smallest de- 
tails, but ask him for a favor and he will go all-out 
with assistance. Van has the habit of asserting his 
individualism. Having once made up his mind co 
do a thing, Van acts accordingly and never allows 
himself to deviate. 

Emerging from the land-locked valleys of Ohio, Von tapped his latent genius for sailing and easily made 
the transition from the knockabouts of plcbc summer to sailing master of the sloop Spindrift. In addition 
to his sailing activities, Von was manager of the property gang, and was active in company sports. He was 
a well-rounded person to say the least, which possibly explains his inherent disttust of Siamese potentates. 
Though the sacks of Bancroft cannot be compared to feather beds, Bob's seemed to hold a soft place in his 
heart His simplicity and unassuming manner belied his faculty for invariably standing high in his class. 




Chandler Lee von Schrader 

Ottuniwa, Iowa 

Chan came co the Academy straight from college 
and the corn fields of Iowa. He has had little 
trouble with academics, and has spent much of his 
spare time as advertising manager of the Lucky 
Bag and other extra-curricular activities. Not a 
star athlete, he has nevertheless been a top per- 
former on the B teams, excelling in basketball and 
golf. Pooch is quiet in an explosive sort of way, 
always in mischief, but always managing to evade 
the long arm of the Executive Department. He 
is very friendly, a constant dragger, and a well- 
liked man by all who know him. 

Theodore Francis Watts, III Joseph Lawrence Williams, Jr. 

Terre Haute, Indiana 

Ted is just another fellow from the "Hoosier 
State." After a year at V.M.I., this "military 
stuff" was nothing new to him, although to say 
the least, he still does not thrive on it. He is not 
inclined to overemphasize either his academic or 
his athletic ability — he believes in leaving well 
enough alone. On the other side or the picture we 
have a rather sociable fellow who boasts of having 
never turned down a "dragging week-end." His 
sense of humor is the best and he is always out for a 
good time, although a small representation ol the 
true character, he is an asset to anyone's social 

Tampa, hi ORiDA 

This mean looking fellow wasn't mean at all In 
fact, it was his easy, sociable nature that made him 
a popular favorite among his classmates, Husky 
Lawrence won his first success when he turned on 
his broad grin and slow drawl to captivate our 
friendship. Later on, when we had come to know 
him better, he had added our respect and admira- 
tion by repeatedly proving himself to he of solid 
character and high ideals. We knew Lawrence as 
a gentle fellow who believed in football, fish class 
sail boats, and Florida sunshine We will remem- 
ber him as a real gentleman, a great sport, and a 
gallant friend. 

Tfiomas Carroll Willi* 


Hope, Arkansas 

The most likely place to find Tom any day after classes was in the gym shooting buckets, .is [his was his 
favorite way of working out. Hailing from Hope, Arkansas, he had the Southern gentleman's discrimina- 
tory taste for beautiful women, only more so as attested to bv the fact that the picture of his favorite locker 
girl was published in the Log youngster year. Always ready for an argument, any argument, T. C 
be found expounding anything from the theories of the triple expansion engine to who won the Civi 
Knowing Tom has been a real pleasure which none of us will forget. 

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Richard David Amme 

Charleston, South Carolina 

Dick's typically Southern, easy-going manner was 
never shown in the classroom He is remembered 
for the brutal punishment he always gave the black 
board. Never noted for bis ability as a guide be 
cause ol a step all his own, Genius was one of the 
rear rank boys. Music is his favorite bobby, a large 
collection o\ popular and classical records attesting 
to this, Ric's physical exertions were confined to 
battalion and company sports where he could 
always be counted on lor needed places Dragging 
took a large share of bis time, and each leave found 
him with a new girl to whom to write. 

Charles Raymond Anderson 

Long Beach, California 

Corning to us from Cal Tech, Chuck is one of the 
best liked in the class. His year at prep school 
enabled him to do well plebe year, and he has kept 
up the record. Tall (Oh yeah?), dark, and band- 
some, he is a fast man on the soccer field, and is 
ever ready to play a snappy set of tennis or shoot a 
low score in golf. Though generally athletic, he 
never passes up a chance to flake out. From bis 
home in Long Beach he brought along a healthy 
share of California's sunshine (plug) wrapped up 
in his friendly disposition. With a smile and a 
cheery word for everyone, Andy is always willing 
to lend a helping hand. 

James Donavon Andrews 

Titonka, Iowa 

While waiting to entet the Naval Academy, Andy 
found time to obtain his civil engineeting degree 
at Iowa State College. At the Academy, Andy en- 
gaged in such spotts as cross-country, militaty 
ttack, and sailing. A mental giant in all things 
mathematical, he breezed through the heavy aca- 
demics while acting as tutor for the first deck. He 
also found time to slash on correspondence, and it 
was a rare day when the O. A. O., and a few other 
girls, didn't write. Natutally, Andy's interest lies 
with Naval engineering, and no doubt in a few 
years we will be mooring our ships in his yards 
and docks. 

John Richard Arguelles 

Biloxi, Mississippi 

Jack spent the greater part of plebe year in a futile attempt to get people to pronounce his name correctly. 
Failing in this, he tried all youngster year to read the wotds on the blackboard, and spent first class year 
wondering where the blackboard was. This tall, congenial lad ftom the deep South, always quiet, reserved, 
and good-natured, was a likeable and understanding classmate, and a favorite of the fairer sex. We'll all 
remember his Hashing batons at those football games, as well as his cheery smile, and his willingness to help 
others. Jack will long remain in his friends' memories of Academy life. 



Brace Richmond Baldwin 

Prophetstown, Illinois 

Bud's only regrets are chat lie can't have Illinois 
farm-cooked dinners here, and that he can't get 
deep tans on the beach as he did for two years at 
U- C. L- A. Quite the accomplished fellow, he 
can play "A Rhapsody in Blue" on the piano, out 
dance all hands, out run every officer in the Execu- 
tive Department, and break even in academics. 
Bud is an advocator of the radiator squad and sack 
drills, but also a hard worker who spent long hours 
combating the Steam Department. Bud has a big 
smile that goes over big with both guys and gals. 
Friends wherever he goes is not just a guess. 

Philip Ellsworth Bailor 

Arthur Howard Faris Barlow 

j City, Long Island, New York 

Quiet and unassuming. Those two words hold the 
key to Artie's success. Most of us will remember 
him as the tall boy from "Lonk Island" who was 
always ready to drag, get in a bull session, or add 
his name to the list of those present at any hop, and 
who daily could be seen cavorting in the pool 
training for the glory of the swimming team. Life 
is not always sunshine but, come what may, Art 
will meet trouble with that good-natured smile 
and give his best, and those traits that have brought 
him friends here will bring him new ones to be 
added to the list of those he leaves behind 

Cuoa, h 

After spending one year at Kemper Military Si hool 
and another ar Iowa State College, Cy round life 
here on the Sevei n something ol an cxa< ting roui ine 
that he had to get used to, I lowevcr, it was not to 
change his easy going manner, Always in a good 
humor, that is, when his stomach wasn'i on ill. 
loose, Phil was one ^( the lew midshipmen who 
didn't have his chir ready to turn in when the going 
was .1 little rough lie loved J.issr.iI mush , and 
his tasce good, not only in music, hut also in 
femininity and other lines 

Thomas Irvin Bell 

Chicago, Illinois 

»ki 11 i a l n ,m rV,,- m,Vl Chesancakc . and Tom begins another sea story When 

Now there 1 was aboard the Charger in the miti-i_ntsaptaKt- ■ ■ • , » i„„ m j 

l If i ,. ■ l l i T~ m «Hlv with his be oved guns and tailor-made blues Instead 

he left the ship to join the school, lorn sadly panxu wuu ii» a 

c ii i i i l ™ r,w«,-|,*.,r u/irh rhc slide rue and Bowditch. While at Navy, lomiom- 

of sears and breech p ugs, he became familiar witn m. 

Plied with the axiom "never volunteer," but in a tight spot reliable "T. 1." always loaned a e 
From youngster year on, hardly a week-end went by that he wasn t mvanably a 
haven't been in every port" is his main line of defense. 

helping hand 

ide. "But I 



Byron Neaves Bettis 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 

Plenty of gravy on the academic side left Benny 
wtili no worries about grades and plenty ol time 
co write letters and work crossword puzzles during 
stiuly hours In the afternoons lie eoulJ usually be 
found in the gym swinging away at .1 punching 
bag and tossing ,1 basketball around, or out in the 
Bay on a yacht or yawl Oklahoma was his great 
love, and he was always ready CO point out chat 
ilu- sunshine in Florida and California was simply 
radiation from the Sooner State His heart is i\t 
1 In skies, and his ambition now is co become a 
Navy Buzz: hoy 


Thomas Bachelder Brenner 

salamazoo, Michigan 

Quiet in eharacter, untiring in elTorc, diligent as co 
detail — a more likeable man has yet to appear. His 
smile and words of wisdom belie his age, but that 
twinkle of mischief in his eyes has troubled more 
than one unsuspecting girl. Satisfying whims and 
needs ol others was a never ceasing occupation. A 
confidante to the disheartened and a pocketbook 
to the flighty, Tom was the company's "Mr. 
Anthony." The steadying clement in a boisterous 
room, his ability to discern right from wrong, 
coupled with a ready smile and eternal good nature 
made him a staunch skipper or an inexperienced 

Joe Alexander Broiler 

WiNGATt, North Carolina 

Thomas Baldwin Brittain, Jr. 

Richmond, Kentucky 

"Is that a radio or radio-phonograph, Mister?" 
"Yes, sir," cheerfully replied Tommy. Although 
such amazing ambiguity baffled both the Academic 
and Executive Departments, they were soon con- 
vinced that the third edition of the Brittain Naval 
line would wear his share of gold. Unfortunately 
for his wife, his passion for singing was undaunted 
by threats or beseechings, but his intelligent debates, 
spiced with subtle humor, more than compen- 
sated for his lyrical prolixity. Possessing a bevy of 
attractive bonnes amies, Tommy was nevet wor- 
ried by a surfeit of dragless week-ends. Wrestling, 
an occasional bridge game, or a lengthy discussion 
of the femme fatale were favorite pastimes. 

Loud have been the praises sung to Muscles Brower by the frcquencces of the Math Tree as he straightened 
them out on sonic problem in trig or calc. However, academics arc strictly a sideline, not to interfere with 
sailing, weight-lifting, or squashing. His is an ability to grasp "this scuiT" with a minimum of studying 
and a maximum o( letter-writing and sleeping. Honest Joe olten manages to be seen on week-ends dragging 
some fine examples of that which makes a midshipman's life worth living. His genuine good humor, plus 
sound cllccts, have provided three years ot pleasant friendship for us. 



Bryan Bailey Brown, Jr, 

Honolulu, H 

Coming to us from the University of Washington 
and Pasadena Junior College, "B. B." has often 
jokingly declared that his chief ambition is to fol- 
low his father's footsteps into the Army Air Corps 
if. Dago and Steam did not ground him. But his 
outstanding performance on the football field, and 
his manly habits have shown him to be a perma- 
nent Navy man. When he gains those wings, they 
now will be of gold. Always busy boxing, running 
his laps, or lifting weights, and always invariably 
denying all interest in women, this unassuming 
Californian has made many close friends during 
his stretch down by the Severn. 

George Humphrey Bryan, Jr. 

Newport News, Virginia 

George came to us directly from California, but he 
always claimed to be a Virginian, and no one ever 
doubted the fact that he was a true Southern gentle- 
man. Hump probably cheated the Executive De- 
partment out of more fraps for late formation than 
any other graduate of the Naval Academy, He was 
one of the few of us who possessed the enviable 
quality of being able to smile after returning from 
a bilging Steam class. Most of us were shipmates 
with Bryan for only three years, but regardless of 
where the men of '47 travel, or the years that pass, 
he will be remembered lor his unassuming disposi- 
tion and broad smile. 

Richard Dille Campbell 




A hotbed of witty sayings and perfectly amazing impersonations, Soupy would certainly make a hit on the 
stage. He does a Lionel Barrymore that is a lulu, is an authority on both classical music and jive, and has 
phenomenal power of harmonizing with just any tune that comes along. He has always been a mainstay 
of the chapel choir. Cammie is characterized by scrupulous neatness and thoroughness, a magnetic per 
sonality, and a Bob Hope sense of humor which accounts for his being one of the most popular fellows in 
the brigade. He is the best of roommates and a superfine morale builder. 

Lorenzo Grady Burton, Jr. 

Wauuiim a, I 1 OHIO \ 

We usually called him Burt. He might have been 
a lawyer, but his true ambition was CO follow .1 
career as a Naval officer, For a guy who didn't 
know the difference between a nut ami a bolt, he 
displayed a surprising ability to meet the require 
ments ol the Marine Engineering I )epartment 
One of the main events of his daily life was that 
lengthy phone call to Washington after drill, He 
had a peculiar sense ol humor that was sometimes 
called pessimistic, but he was just so suave that it 
took more than usual to make him display his 
brighter side. 



Charles Stuart Carlisle 

Daei inoton, Idaho 

Chuck is a true westener hailing from Idaho's 
beautiful Sun Valley. Because o\' this environment 
he has the distinction of being able to ride, rope and 
shoot with best. His ability as a wrestler, which 
he lost no time in proving upon reaching the 
Academy, undoubtedly dates back to bull-dogging 
steers on his father's ranch. But destiny had by no 
means confined Chuck to the saddle. His interests 
varied widely, and chief among them was the 
Navy. Besides his academic capability he will 
probably be best remembered lor his quiet, genial 
personality and his great store ol common sense 

William Chester Carpenter 

Boise, Idaho 

From the hills of Idaho came Bill Carpenter, who 
claims never to have seen anything afloat except an 
occasional bar of Ivory. Yet he soon acclimated 
himself to this Navy system, despite the fact that 
youngster cruise found him in the inevitable heav- 
ing line. Born with a mechanical instinct, Bill con- 
tinually amazed us with his ability to repair any- 
thing from a handy-billy to a broken-down Steam 
prof. His interests included both company and 
battalion sports, that girl back home, and a milder 
sideline, rabbits. Mosc valuable of all his assets is 
his ftiendliness, Bill had nothing but friends at 

John Courtney Carlson 

San Bernardino, California 

John's tour of Army drudgery and life at Stanford 
did nothing to dim his good nature. Shadow's 
humor kept our spirits up during our orientation 
grind and helped us survive many a Bloody Tues- 
day of youngster year. His escapades with the 
Executive Department varied from siestas under 
fourteen-inch guns to climbing over the wall to 
make the late movie on Saturdays. Being a gen- 
erous soul, Spook conducted his amorous affairs on 
a rathct large scope, though he was very partial to 
Baltimore, where he migrated on leave. This insti- 
gator of hilarity carried his body beautiful program 
onto the track and soccer fields wich customary 

James Earl Carter, Jr. 

Plains, Georgia 

During plebe year Jimmy spent a large part of his time learning songs for the fitst classmen, but the only 
time he raised his voice after that was to shout, "Brace up!" or "Square that cap!" Studies never bothered 
Jimmy. In fact, the only times he opened his books were when his classmates desired help on problems. This 
lack of study did not, however, prevent him from standing in the upper part of his class. Jimmy's many 
friends will remember him for his cheerful disposition and his ability to see the humorous side of any situation. 



Earle Morrow Cassiiy 

Phoenix, Arizona 

To Casey, more than any ocher classmate, should 
go the credit for the success of this book. Ever 
since youngster Christmas the Little Man has de- 
voted his afternoons, happy hours, and week-ends 
to laying out and supervising our Lucky Bag. 
Aside from this, plebe year he was no mean boxer, 
and not the least of his feats is the record of forty- 
seven good push-ups on the parallel bars which won 
a company gym meet youngster year. Prior to be- 
coming Edinch of the Lucky Bao, Earle put his 
journalistic talents to good use on the Log Govern- 
ing Board and in enthusiastically reading and cir- 
culating Arizona Highways. 


Rafael Hipolito Cevallos 

Quito, Ecuador 

Anyone who saw "The Bitter End" will remember 
Senor Cevallos as one of the gay caballeros in 
"The Three C's." A look behind the curtain, 
however, would reveal a surprisingly quiet and 
serious young man. Ever try to study thermody- 
namics in a foreign language? His generous extra 
instruction in Spanish, his adept soccer toe, flashing 
smile and tinkling fingers on the piano make him 
the best companion in work and play. May his 
determination and charm of personality win him 
everywhere the respect and popularity that is his 
amongst his beunos companeros, the Class of '47. 

Peter Colot 

Matawan, New Jersey 

"Exams tomorrow fellows, how about a game of chess?" Pepy's play it cool attitude, amiable disposition, 
and sharp sense of humor were the secrets of his no strain career at the Naval Academy. A Dago avoir, 
with plenty of social savoir-faire, Pepy relinquished his afternoon entertainments long enough lor outstand- 
ing performances in plebe football and varsity track. It will certainly be the Diplomatic Corps loss if Pet, 

MarwooA Ray Clement, Jr. 

Rumford, Maine 

Clem descended upon the Academy with his New 
England traits and jargon. Varsity lacrosse, bat- 
talion handball, sailing, and company spores proved 
to be the substitutes for his favorite sport of skiing. 
After a glance at the day's lesson, he moved to his 
sack, where he could be found reading hooks, or 
under the blankets developing pictures. He fre- 
quently converted the room into an apothecary's 
shop with his photographic gear. He lived in an- 
ticipation of the day when he would find the man 
to whom the laundry has been sending his hand- 
kerchiefs the past three years. 


. into the Air Corps, for he is one of the most versatile men in the Academy. Pepy was just as much at 
home at an embassy ball or a tea fight as on the gridiron or track. 



John Olivet* Coppeoge 

Blythbville, Arkansas 

An Arkansas Traveler wandered into Annapolis 
three years ago, entered the Naval Academy, and 
proceeded to tackle the long and arduous task of 
graduating. During his brief sojourn here, Bo 
gained a multitude of friends and associates who 
remember him best as an athlete of no mean dis- 
tinction. The big boy gained early recognition his 
plebe year by lettering in varsity football and taking 
runner-up honors in the heavyweight division of 
the F:asrern Intercollegiate Wrestling Champion- 
ships. His love for athletics and a good time was 
surpassed by nothing except his love for the folks 
back home. 

Calvin Coolidgc Cowley 

St. Johns, Arizona 

Cal spent the greater part of his leisure time telling 
unbelievable tales about the glories of Arizona. 
When he wasn't spinning cowboy and Indian yarns, 
he could be found in some B-hole playing poker. 
When the right to drag came, with the necessity of 
keeping his many admirers apart, Cal discovered 
his troubles had only begun. His elaborate schemes 
for this purpose were usually successful, and he 
gained the name of The Lover. Cal's many friends 
will remember him for his easy-going manner, and 
his willingness to help. But the feud with Donald- 
son remains unsettled, and we still don't know who 
is most "SNAFU." 

Charles Burbank Crockett, Jr. 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Bentley Baker Crawford 

Aberdeen, Mississippi 

A topknot of blonde hair over a smiling face char- 
acterizes B. B., a true son of the Solid South if you 
ever saw one, suh. If you think that Lee knew he 
was surrendering when he offered his sword to 
Grant, just let "B. B." get you cornered for five 
minutes and you'll change your mind. Studies 
proved to be a breeze for him and study hours 
would usually find him on his sack reading a maga- 
zine. A varsity ctew coxswain and company 
wrestler, Ben took an active interest in everything 
going on around him. Well liked and well known 
throughout the hall, "B. B.'s" cheerfulness and 
ever-ready wise cracks made life more pleasant for 
all who knew him. 

Dave took charge the day he entered the Academy, and was known by all as a person who loved his rates — 
whether his or not. He is one of those fellows who likes to do a little of this or a little of that, never taking 
any activity or study too seriously. He did them all with a certain amount of skill, except Japanese, and with 
little effort; everything came naturally. Dave's first ambition was submarines, but after a couple of leaves 
via air transport and youngster summer flying he turned his efforts towards his father's field and decided to 
enter Naval aviation. 



Seymour Franklin Crwmpler 

Wayland, Kentucky 

Hailing from the state where all a man does is to 
pick his teeth with a ramrod and smack squirrels 
between the eyes at a hundred paces, Sam, or 
Crump as he is known to all, is an exception to the 
rule. His talent with the slipstick has made him a 
star man for the past two years. Crump is the quiet 
type, but if you draw him out you will find him to 
be frank and positive in his opinions. "Oh! my 
back." is one of his favorite expressions and when 
you hear this you will know that something has 
shattered his quiet reserve. Wherever he goes and 
whatever he does, he will find an easy road to 

Howard Benjamin Dalton, Jr. 

Asheville, North Carolina 

Dirty Dalton, rootin', tootin', shootin', moun- 
taineer, descended from the Black Mountain home 
of his Cherokee ancestors in 1940 to join the Navy. 
Inspired and coached by the Annapolis-graduate 
pilot whom he setved as plane captain on the York- 
town and Ranger, he won a Secretary of Navy 
appointment to the Academy. Not the leisurely, 
drawling Southerner, he bucked academics with a 
will. Often the academics bucked back to be 
stopped only by Ditty and Fischer, his star man 
roommate, standing shoulder to shoulder. His 
athletic ability was demonstrated by his outstand- 
ing performance on the military track team. 

John Joseph Dempsey 

New York, New York 

Redheaded jack Dempsey has the somewhat dubious honor of sometimes being referred to as short sprock- 
et' " His knowledge of New Yotk politics is not be be seen on the basketball court, however, where speed 
and ball-handling have labeled him a valuable asset on any company team. Woe unto any plebe *to 
know who the president of Ireland is. For sure now, who among ye doesn t recognize a redheaded ad with 
of Dempsey as an Irishman who needs no written wotd to remind the men that here s a friend? 

James Blaine Davidson 

Oki amoma City, Oklahoma 

Not long after meeting Davy one discovers that he 
is from Oklahoma, the " flower ol the West." He's 
proud of liis home, and it has .1 right to he proud 1 
him. How he found time lor starring, wrestling, 
sailing, and entering every bull session was a mys- 
tery to everyone. Moreover, he was always willing 
to take on something new, whether it he teaching 
the plebes hlinkct 01 showing visiting teams around 
the yatd. Outside of passing the swimming test, 
Blaine found Academy life fruit and was always 
looking forward to leave, when he could spend 
some time with the source ol that daily epistle. 

the name 



Nejj Theodore Dietrich, Jr. 

Detroit, Michigan 

Charles Eugene Donaldson, III 

Bristol, Tennessee 

The "Big Red" came to us from Mechanical 
Detroit; perhaps that Shangri-La of industry had 
something co do with his clear comprehension of 
Steam and Bull. War news and military objectives 
in all theaters of war filled his Atlas, while bets on 
new war operations filled his notebook. Academies 
were never a worry to Neff, as lie picked them up 
without putting out too many ergs. It could be 
that a certain O. A. O. in Ann Arbor was the 
reason Nell was not seen dragging too often. Al- 
though not an outstanding athlete, the Jaw worked 
hard at many sports, A friendly nature and a 
pleasant smile afforded him many friends. 

"Hey, Jeep ! Can you develop some film for me this 
week?" Such was the very familiar query to this 
camera fiend and Juice slash of the company. In 
addition to his active interest in radio and photog- 
raphy, Jeep played quarterback on the battalion 
football team, and was equally active in battalion 
lacrosse. No slouch as a Casanova either, Jeep's 
locker door, as well as many a week-end, was filled 
with various beautiful Southern drags. The com- 
bination of a slow Tennessee drawl with a keen 
and quick sense of humor made jeep one of the 
best liked fellows in the company. 


John Francis Doheny 

Chicago, Illinois 

Jack will be remembered as a redheaded Irishman 
in whose aggressive spirit his forefathers might well 
take pride. However, beneath his somewhat bel- 
ligerent exterior and gruff manner has been found 
a soft heart and extreme good-naturedness. Jack 
learned to appreciate the lighter things in life at 
Northwestern, where wine, women, and song came 
to be his favorite pastimes. They remained so dur- 
ing his Academy career, as evidenced by his un- 
official track records established on the Flying 
Squadron. Jack was a mainstay of the bowling 
team, constantly turning out top scores, and lend- 
ing flavor to the contests with his especially tricky 

William Robert Dougherty 

Alexandria, Minnesota 

Fresh from Minnesota and full of fight came Bill to ol' Nyvee. Notwithstanding his stature, he was deter- 
mined to make good in baseball. We doubted his ability to make the plebe team, but through his tenacity 
and knowledge of the game, he did. From here on, he acquired the nickname, Ace. On the academic front 
he excelled in Bull with his long wordy themes. Ace did not go wild over the women, but this did not pre- 
vent his dragging occasionally, With a wind up and a pitch, young Doc heads into the future with the same 
determination with which he came to us. 



Walter Matthew Douglass 

Shelbyville, Missouri 

Hailing from the scace where a man's best friend 
is his mule, Wale, lured from che soil by the sea, 
traded his plow for a tiller and launched his nautical 
career. Combining considerable agility on the hard- 
wood court with a keen mechanical mind, this 
Shelbyville product put his talents to good use in 
the rwo main phases of Academy life. However, 
his interests do not end here, for he is equally at 
home on the ballroom floor where he has the repu- 
tation of cutcing a mean rug. With a keen sense of 
fair play coupled with sound judgment, Walt 
should be an asset to his chosen field — the periscope 

James Henry Doyle, jr. 

Berkeley, California 

A Navy junior hailing from the world at large Jim 
brought his smile and a tennis racket to the Acad- 
emy. Both have stood him in a good stead; his 
ever-present good word and friendliness for every- 
one have won him a host of friends, and his three 
N's attest to his ability with the racket. Quiet and 
unassuming in appearance yet quick on the come- 
back, he never lets a good gag die. Studious and 
determined, he has nevertheless logged his quota of 
sack time and filled his happy hours with transcon- 
tinental air mails to "ye sunny California." Ma- 
ture and independent with a flair for getting things 
done, Jim gets underway with all sails set. 

Kenneth Oscar Ekelwnd, Jr. 

Chevy Chase, Maryland 

"If they're that eager to bilge me they can," said Ken whenever he closed his Dago book and pulled out a 
skag The Big Ek disliked Dago as much as he liked the Navy. His idea of a study hour was that on y 
fifteen minutes were for study and forty-five for more important things. A Navy booster from way back, 
Ken usually was able to persuade us to tear up our resignations whenever things seemed to be getting the 
better of us. Ek was a calm, dependable wife. He always had matches, skags, writing paper, stamps, what- 
ever you wanted, and his motto for curing all ills was, "take forty winks." 

Thomas Stephen Dunstan, II 

Bayonne, New Jersey 

Anything connected with infantry or marching was 
taboo with the Duke. Even so, his patticipation in 
basketball, baseball, boxing, and swimming belies 
the suspicion that he was not athletically inclined 
Although New Jersey takes the credit as his birth- 
place, to hear him talk you can not beat New York. 
His engineering background at Stevens and Holy 
Cross, coupled with his peculiar knack for noticing 
details, enabled him to get by Steam without hat- 
ting an eye. Never at a loss on a dragging week- 
end, he itill has an eye peeled for the woman who 
won't do him wrong. 



James Patterson Fellows 

Evanston, Illinois 

It can truly be said chat Pat believes the Academy 
is here CO stay. He is just as much at home under 
spreading sails as when he sped along in his Ponciac 
convertible at Colorado College. In his jacket he 
is accredited with two terms of flight training and 
one of submarine school. After learning the art of 
camouflage plebe year, he managed to steer a 
smooth course around the Executive Department. 
As yet, no particular woman has caught his eye, but 
they will always be trying. When caught flying 
low over first class gate youngster summer, his 
only comment was, "Bum that Eastport bridge." 

Norman heston Finch 

Columbus, Georgia 

Hailing from Georgia, Norm was a crue South- 
erner, always doing his bit to berate Sherman's 
"retreat" through Dixie. Although he spent many 
anxious hours in a keen scrap with the various de- 
partments, his fighting spirit never failed to bring 
him out on top. He loved to spend his afternoons 
by the radio, but he usually found time to demon- 
strate his power in the ring, work out with the gym 
team, and give the females the well-known broken 
heart. The man from Columbus is best described 
as having a song on his lips, a cheery smile on his 
face, and a warm personality. 

David Wisner Fischer 


The son of a schoolmaster, Davie came to An- 
napolis well prepared, both hereditarily and en- 
vironmentally, to be outstanding in academics. 
Capable enough in various intramural sports, he 
merited intercollegiate standing in his favorite sport 
of wielding the slide rule. He persisted, despite all 
warnings that unprovoked demonstrations with 
his pet deci-trig slipstick would likely land him 
back in Annapolis as a Skinny prof. Already first 
bass in the chapel choir, Dave was drafted into the 
Academy orchestra because of his ability with the 
flute and piccolo. During his spare time he would 
satisfy his musical appetice at the chapel organ. 

John Ellis Fjelsta 

Madelia, Minnesota 

Coming to the Naval Academy after graduating from St. Olaf College with a major in accounting, Johnny 
sometimes found the Navy way of keeping the records, especially the frap sheet, not at all to his liking. 
However, from civilian life he brought the art of barbering and during his spare moments he has improved 
the results of many a more or less well-meant Bancroft Hall haircut. Searching for pars on the golf course 
was John's main sporting interest, but during the cold winter months when golf was no more, his other 
favorite pastime, sleeping, received his careful consideration. 



Gene Coyle Fletcher 

East Orange, New Jersey 

Personality-plus, a big Irish grin — yep, it's Fletcher, 
push-up champion of the 1 5th. A master diplomat. 
Fletch has combined flawless tact and common 
sense in making everyone his close friend. In addi- 
tion to skillfully out-maneuvering the Academic 
Departments for three years, he has found sufficient 
time to work on his anatomical structure, with an 
amazing degree of success. A fanatic admirer of the 
body beautiful, his first interest was athletics, but 
this was soon replaced by dragging. Declaring 
that women are here to stay, many of Mac's 
leisure hours were spent holding down a battle 
station ac No. 8 Maryland Avenue. 

James Hyde Forbes, Jr. 

Palo Alto, California 

Jim's witty routines, quick humor, and gay songs 
were ready entertainment for his classmates, espe- 
cially while marching to Dago or Bull, his star 
subjects. Plebe year, Hyde whiled away the leisure 
hours with long, passionate letters and cartons of 
Luckies. Youngster year gave this liberty hound 
plenty of dragging time between wild leaves in 
Boston, Philly, Baltimore, and points West. A 
keen sailor, and wise in the ways of the Navy after 
two years of enlisted service, he proved his excel- 
lence in practical drills and seamanship. During 
the off season from three stellar years of varsity 
sailing, Jim plowed the turf with the pushballers, 

Wade Hampton Foy, Jr. 

Richmond, Virginia 

Long interested in the Navy, Wade made his interest a reality when he entered in June, 1943. For the three 
years since that time, with his warm smile, friendly manner, and by his calm, unperturbed altitude, he has 
earned a permanent place as one of those best liked by his classmates. (Even if, in the true spirit of the South, 
he wouldn't give up on the Civil War.) Interested in just about everything, Wade has concentrated on sailing, 
basketball, and track. Academically, his code has been maximum results with a minimum of effort, borne 
out by the stars on his collar and the sag in his sack. 

William Earle Forsthoff 

Leonia, New Jersey 

"Burly Earle" came to the Academy with a burning 
passion for a regular commission and a crack ac 
Naval aviation. Linked with his Ipana smile and his 
winning personality was an ability to do well in any 
activity or sport. His refuge in the fall was on the 
soccer field, booting the ball around with the plcbes 
and junior varsity, then winning his varsity spot 
the last year. The man who wrote the "Jersey 
Bounce" didn't know the half of it until he had 
seen "Fearless Forsthoff" guide his section into the 
home stretch. If Jack lives up to that raccy "fly 
boy" cap of his, the Fleet's loss will be Naval 
aviation's gain. 



Robert Stanley Giles 

Waterloo. Iowa 

With a knowledge and love of planes, and an 
initial start in his Naval career at Iowa Ptc-Flight, 
Boh came to us to study ships instead of planes. 
Applying himself in his studies to place well in the 
upper half of the class, engaging in company sports, 
sailing when he found time, and often relaxing 
horizontally in his room, Bob became known by his 
frank manner and enthusiastic laugh. Youngster 
summer with its welcome rates also brought a ray 
ol light into his life Serious minded, but a ready 
smile, not too regulation, but upholding discipline; 
talkative, but also pensive, Bob will complete his 
work ahead. 

Donald Edward Gilman 

Jersey City, New Jersey 

Don came to the Academy after serving two years 
with the leathernecks. Receiving his introduction 
to the Navy on the Vincennes, and he was awarded 
the Purple Heart after being wounded when she 
was sunk at Guadalcanal. Most of us know him 
as Pinky, and one has only to mention the fair sex 
to understand why. His greatest passion, excluding 
the Marines, is for rough sports. Although a bit 
on the quiet side as a rule, he can really loosen up 
when the conversation turns toward the sea-going 
soldiers. After leaving the Academy, Don hopes 
to get back in the Corps, for as he says, "Once a 
Marine, Always a Marine." 

Richard Melvin Gladding 

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 

"The horse is man's best friend." His first love, 
a good horse, has not been displaced but only 
equaled, by that dark eyed gal. Being a true horse- 
man, Dick developed a keen mind and agility of 
movement. These have enabled him to stand high 
in his class and to prove a formidable opponent on 
the golf course and the tennis courts. Though his 
motto was, "Women are a snare and a delusion," 
he managed to drag quite a few queens druing his 
upperclass years. Dick's helpful and understanding 
nature makes him an excellent wife and a friend to 


DelWrt David Grantham 

Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Del came to the Naval Academy from the land of siestas and fiestas, bringing with him a quick wit and 
sense of humor combined with the ability to spin a yarn that has livened up many of our countless bull 
sessions. Del excelled in company spotts and could always be found conscientiously working for the good 
of rhc company. He will probably be best remembered by his good-natured "running" of his classmares 
when explaining the merits of his native Southwest or debating about bis favorite subject, the cavalry. His 
greatest asset though is his ability to obtain and retain the friendship and respect of his classmates 



Jerome Gronfein 

Butte, Montana 

Coming from the sunny hills of the Golden West, 
Jerry was one of the last members to survive the 
Joe College era. Still clinging to the basic principles 
of the college days, the "King" managed to exist 
from leave to leave and from week-end to week- 
end. Often called the biggest midget in the world, 
he was a staunch advocate of Newton's tenth law 
of motion — that a body at rest on a sack will tend 
to remain there. "Der Gronf" possessed the rarest 
of talents for raising morale lowered by daily 
routine. His quick wit coupled with his light pat- 
ter gave us all many a laugh, and his humorous 
personality with its carefree attitude was inspira- 

Robert Berwick Hadden 

Fort Stockton, Texas 

Bob came in on a wing and a Longhorn steer which 
means the Air Corps lost a potential Hot Pilot and 
Texas sent another representative to the Naval 
Academy. However, the Air Corps may still gain 
fame if Bob's eyes hold out. A great part of Bob's 
time has been spent either swinging a racquet for 
the varsity tennis squad or defending the name of 
Texas, and at both he is a master. Those of us 
who have had the privilege of knowing "don 
Roberto" well will long remember him for his 
good-natured violence in an argument, his Texas 
humor, and for possessing those qualities that make 
him a good friend and fine shipmate. Smooth 
sailing, Bob. 

Thomas Leonard Hartigan, II 

Glendale, California 

Given a moment to spate from his many activities, Tom would dash off a letter long overdue, or if any- 
body'd listen, sing the praises of Sunny California. He was always there with a helping hand academically, 
and his encouragement and enthusiasm on the athletic field won many a victory. Interested in everything 
from chess to economics he is at his best in a bull session. While not exactly a Red Mike he displayed a 
strong shade of pink. His lusty rendition of "Hartigan, That's Me" (apologies to George M. Cohan) plebe 
year might account for it, but most probably it was his keen sense of humor and that big Irish grin. 

William Drew Hall 

Roanoke, Virginia 

Bill was one of the Semper Fidelis boys— something 
we never let him forget, nor he, us. An amiable 
disposition and ready answer always kept us on our 
toes while carrying on our little fueds. Having 
learned the rudiments of tumbling in the parachute 
troops, gym naturally was Bill's sport and he won 
his letters plebe and youngster years. "D" may not 
have cut too wide a swath academically, but then 
it can be said that no obstacle ever stopped him. 
His friendliness and interest for us will always be 
remembered; and especially the fact that while 
always ready with a story, Bill went one better and 
was always ready to listen to one. 



Donald La Motte Hathway 

Howard Garfield Hcininger, Jr. 

Jinvir, Colorado 

When Don entered the Academy, his dream of 
scaling the Alpine peaks of the Colorado Rockies 
was shattered, but his energy found outlet in foot- 
ball, basketball, and track. He would rather spend 
Saturday afternoon playing basketball than dis- 
cussing the lighter side of life with a date. How- 
ever, when he finally took time out to find that 
there was more to dragging than he realised, his 
social horizon widened rapidly. Incomplete would 
be any picture of D. L. that did not mention deep 
breathing, carrots, head stands, and eye charts. 
Come what may, Don will always retain his sin- 
cere convictions and fine sense of fair play. 

Atlanta, Georgia 

Plebe and youngster years Bo was a faithful and 
hard-working football manager, and no one showed 
more interest in the Navy team than he. When 
football season was over, he could usually be found 
either on the tennis court or in the wrestling loft. 
The little free time available was spent writing 
letters to his many Georgia peaches, and after each 
leave his crop increased. Bo's unusual love affairs 
became the interest of all his friends. His hobbies 
included building model railroads, collecting 
phonograph records, and speaking Russian with 
a Southern accent. His conscientiousness and 
friendliness will always be remembered. 

Glenn Neil Hawley 

Oakland, California 

Glenn first cut his way through the orange groves 
and fog banks of Piedmont, California, to throw 
his weight into the balance, during 1942. He 
brightened up the dense academic fogs with his 
good-humored, easy-going joking and close har- 
mony. It is said that music soothes the savage 
beast. Savage beasts are numerous in Crabtown, so, 
Glenn, with bis extensive musical training, was in 
his native element. He concentrated his talents on 
singing with such groups as the chapel choir, the 
Glee Club, the Musical Club Show, and impromp- 
tu quartets. With his bouyant spirits and all- 
around athletic ability he was an ideal roommate 
and friend. 

Francis Carl Hertzog, Jr. 

Long Beach, California 

"El Tigre," scion of Old California, and outspoken proponent of all that's best in the West, was always 
on hand with the makings for a good healthy argument, a rip-roaring bull session, or, if he was studying, 
the silence of the tomb. The Duke belied his Prussian ancestry by finding his Dago (German) the bane of 
his existence, but he got the word on military pursuits in an astounding manner. Not a consistent wolf, he 
nevertheless managed to turn up with a large number of drags of startlingly high quality. Athletically, he 
managed to participate in a variety of sports, including crew and soccer, 



Robert Gerard Hirsch 

Newark, New Jersey 

After one brief contact with those who cling to the 
nether branches in the system, Robbie straightened 
up and flew right. Academics were no worry to 
Robbie for he had a complete indexed file system 
between his ears. However, he spent some time on 
them to keep from sleeping every study period. A 
great proponent of jazz and "pure, uncommercial- 
ized swing," Bob spent all his change left from 
dragging on platters. Always in there pitching and 
ready to help in any enterprise, this little slave of 
the system will get places. 

Leo Charles Hofman, Jr. 

Lapeer, Michigan 

In Leo's presence few people could ever be gloomy. 
His winning personality, ready smile, and friendly 
manner always seemed to have the effect of making 
others forget their troubles. In his academics, Leo 
was an extremely conscientious worker. This zeal 
for hard work was in part promulgated by a gen- 
uine love for the service and a sincere desire to do 
his best, both in his studies and in athletics. Few 
men will ever be able to match that combination 
of loyalty, love for hard work, and amiability 
which made Leo such a fine classmate and friend. 

Ansel Carey Holland 

Raleigh, North Carolina 

"Dutch" loved to match wits with the govern- 
ment so, after a year in the Sea Bees and nine 
months at the Navy prep school, he came to the 
Academy to see what they' had to offer. It seems 
that the Steam Department was destined to wage 
a three-year war against the Sea Bee. His determi- 
nation and perseverance conned him through the 
Sea of Naval Machinery however, and never did 
he lose that 4.0 sense of humor. It was a surprised 
prof who read at the conclusion of A. C.'s board: 
Boxscore — A. C. Holland, "Swabo"; Steam De- 
partment, "4.0." 

Richard Samuel Hollyer 

Detroit, Michigan 

Although he cut his teeth on R.O.T.C. manuals, Dick was whisked from the Army's clutches by an oppor- 
tune Annapolis berth. He is still an infantryman at heart, but two summers at New London convinced him 
that subs are here to stay. In general he comments, "Girls are nice." However, plebes hold a special corner 
in his heart. No finer champion of the Navy system roams Bancroft Hall, and Hollyer's evening posture 
squad is famous. When he's not writing poetry and hiding it beneath the desk blotter, he is busy on the 
Lucky Bag photo schedule or Reef Points copy or reception committee arrangements. 



Richard Burdette Houghton 

Yakima, Washington 

After a year of sweet existence wicli the S. A. E.'s 
of Washington State College, Dick switched to the 
Navy life. His alert wit and flare for comedy gave 
us all many a light moment. "Hoot" always took 
pride in maintaining a neat, salty appearance, and 
his caps a la Houghton provoked numerous re- 
marks of awe from classmates and criticism from 
the O. D.'s. He enjoyed the privileges of his class 
and saw to it that the social life allowed him was 
not neglected. In academics Hoot's trials were 
many, but with his eyes focused on that diploma 
and commission, he never failed to stay a jump 
ahead of the academic referees. 

T. R. Howard 

Antonio, Texas 

Paradox of paradoxes, here's a Texan that isn't a 
six-footer. T. R. picked up the Latin habit of tak- 
ing it easy down in Sunny San Antonio, but he 
could be a bundle of energy at times. He showed 
this attribute when shouting orders as cox'n of the 
crew, and in numerous heated bull sessions. A year 
in the Naval R.O.T.C. at Texas University made 
him savvy in the booklearning side of the Navy, 
while Spanish picked up in Mexico made him a 
Dago savoir supreme. Tex possessed, also, those 
two famous Western abilities — handling a gun 
well and spinning tall yarns. 

Ralph Rodney Huston, Jr. 

Akron, Ohio 

Charles Benjamin Huggins 

McLeansboro, Illinois 

Benjy, that stalwart son of McLeansboro (where is 
it?), Illinois, sallied forth from the land of the Mini 
to find out how midshipmen earn their living. He 
never did figure that one out, but after plebe year 
he ceased to furrow his brow over it. Ole Chub- 
bins will be remembered for his five minutes of 
solid comfort, from which he always had to be 
wakened. Ben may best be described by that 
friendly smile, that big right hand, and that fa- 
miliar expression of his, "put 'er there in eternal 
friendship." His two biggest troubles were keep- 
ing abreast of his various nicknames and finding 
enough chow to sustain him in that good old 
Illinois fashion. 

Rabbit, as he was so fondly called by his classmates, was a quiet, unassuming fellow who was a diligent 
worker, and a popular entertainer with his subtle antics. Rabbit was a lover of sports, and, although too small 
for varsity athletics, he excelled in intramural sports, proving his boast of being 140 pounds of fighting Ohio 
wildcat. Though quiet at the Academy, he was a terror on leave, and he returned each year with more 
address books. He received more mail from more different females than the rest of the company combined. 
This colorful character will enrich our memory of Academy days. 



Frederick For J Jewett, II 

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tag which would latex enable him to obtain his 

wings in Na\al aviation His natural al I 

running an,l writing have won many award-, fbi 
him during his sojoum at the Academj With hiv 
ever present ska^. Fred could usually be tounJ In 
his room reading >>r writing fust oik mon 
.»i a novel, or dreaming ol the Jat he will get thox- 
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Writer Morgan Johnson, Jr. 

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Department, although hi modestl) coi 
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Thomas Reed Joste 


Possessing the tare talent of being able to camou- 
flage even the simplest melody with mournful 
walls, Tom gained distinction plcbe year lor his 
incomparable vocalizing on "Silent Night" in the 
mess hall, With the gassing of plebe yen i ami a 
new era lot "The Kid." Never one to let a week 
end slip by without dragging, he became a regular 
member of the Flying Squadron, Tom's weekly 
routine emphasized getting the Steam dope, play- 
ing basketball, defending the supremacy ol the 
California orange, and proving ^^ all hands by his 
characteristic good nature that he will make a 
successful officer in the Fleet. 

Mitchell ]osej)h Karlowicz 

Chicago, Illinois 

A big wind from Chicago tipped Mitch out of 
Webet High and Illinois Tech and blew him 
through the Main Gate tight into Bancroft Hall; 
and it kept on blowing. Fitst, it set him down in 
the iSth company. Then, because Katlo got his 
Dago stuff tight well, he landed in the savvy 19th, 
and finally, he ended up in the hybrid 16th, where 
he completes his fine record. Serious, yet always 
good fot a laugh, hard-working, yet always out for 
a spott, not too regulation, yet not too "pappable," 
a man of many capabilities, and a man of many 
companies — this was Mitch. 

William Richard Kent 

Sheboygan, Wisconsin 

Big Bill Kent came to the Academy fresh from the 
Wisconsin lake countty, and, used to plenty of 
freedom, stepped into what might be termed a 
rugged plebe year. Being a very strong-willed per- 
son, Bill had difficulty with the system at first, but 
by youngstet yeat he had admirably adapted him- 
self to it. An excellent athlete, Bill's previous 
training helped tremendously as he took many 
honots in swimming. Bill is definitely not an otdi- 
naty petson, as his many friends, both male and 
female, will attest. He will always be remembered 
as a man who tolerated academics, and who more 
than toletated dragging. 

Ralph Henry Kinser, Jr. 

Monbtt, Missouri 

Home-grown and corn-fed, Bud left his college belles for Annapolis and the sea. With this selection of 
careers, he turned his back on music, his first love, Bud is a singet, and sing he does— without warning. His 
repertoire of Western ballads has both entertained and confused us since he fitst tendered, ' 'Take Me Back To 
Tulsa." Not a savoit, not a slash, Ralph nevertheless got this stuff. Always willing, always able, he ex- 
pounded on Steam and Math theory phenomenally. Academics did not bothet this boy; his greatest worry 
from week to week was whethet that CIS would atrive on Friday ot Saturday. 



Peter Charles Kochis 


"We have met the enemy and they are ours." Yes, 
in this corner, weighing 135, hailing from the Gem 
City, is our indomitable Genghis. The winner, as 
always, Peecee carried off colors wrestling, playing 
up forward in the soccer line, commandomg, wield- 
ing a racquet, or in any of his diverse sports. Not 
only physically dynamic, Pete, always academically 
self-sufficient, was never lost, save maybe during 
plebe Skinny, or perhaps down old Baltimore way. 
"Where is that boat?" Erie's firm, silent technique 
could swoon them all. Pithy subtleties and oft un- 
expected humor permeated his jabber, transforming 
many a Monday mood to a Saturday sunshine. 

Joseph Kovacs 

Union Cm v, Nrw [brSI ^ 

Frank John Korb 

Louisville, Kentucky 

Frank decided to leave the University of Louisville 
and give Navy that certain something. He has 
proved himself to be highly proficient in making 
the Academic Departments give him chat slippery 
3.4. Buddy has had his ups and downs with the 
Athletic Department, but his grit and determina- 
tion pulled him through every time. Say "Tin 
Can" to him and he would say, "Heaven." Be- 
sides a sweet gal back home in Kentucky having 
his heart, he also longs for destroyers. Frank's one 
desire is to be a good Naval officer. 

Joe came CO the Naval Academy, with definite in 
terescs, from his job in a marine engineering estab 
lishment. Aside from his primary interest, women 
in general, the course in Naval Machinery excited 
Joe's attention. Though he never let studies inter 
fere with his dragging or his compostitions ol 
billets-doux, he did spend a lew minutes with the 
books. Not totally occupied with his main inter 
ests, however, spring found Joe engaged in weekly 
yawl races. We will always know Joe by his songs 
"a la Sinatra" and his eccentric shaving habit. He 
refused to shave before breakfast in an attempt to 
maintain his individuality. 

Edward Francis Kaska 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Superficially quiet and unassuming, Ed nevertheless possesses a virile and powerful personality. In an argu- 
ment his forceful logic often compels his intimates to retreat in utter mental confusion. The dynamo has 
a lighter side though, and if a happy hour is to be spent, he's the one with whom to spend it. Whether push- 
ing a mitt in the ring or a pen in Bull class, Ed's personality asserts itself and leaves its mark on all with 
whom he comes in contact. Nor does his popularity lie only with his classmates, for he is as popular with 
the girls as he is with us. 



Philip Kwart 

Miami, Florida 

Phil has the honor of being one ol" chose men who 
served his country in the Fleet before he entered the 
Academy. During his three years in the Fleet he 
was .1 parachute rigger, and part of the time he was 
on a carrier. Then he was given the opportunity to 
come to Navy. During plebe year he was on the 
plebe gym team and won his numerals, but during 
youngster year he diverted his attention to fencing 
and did a fine job as a pin-pusher. His one ambi- 
tion is to get back- aboard his carrier, this time with 


James Curtis hanics, Jr. 

Lewisville. Arkansas 

Quiet, hard-working, and ever cheerful, Judge is 
gifted with the ability to win and keep friends 
easily. Getting off to a bad start in academics, 
largely because of Russian, he soon gained a large 
and safe lead on the Academic Departments. With 
the poise and dignity of a true judge, this handsome 
lad's Sunday night advice to the plebes was, "Never 
drag blind." Disregarding a few unfortunate blind 
dates, Jim's masculine charm has enabled him to 
drag some of the best of beauties. Being athletically 
inclined, Jim has always been a keyman of the 
gym and basketball teams. 

George Henry Laning 

Boston, Massachusetts 

George was pleasant and agreeable to all who knew 
him. Although he devoted plenty of time to aca- 
demics his particular interest was developing friend- 
ships among his classmates. With his cheerful per- 
sonality, and desire to participate, he was always 
welcome as an addition to any party. When many 
others were spending those last few moments in 
slumberland, George was getting underway for 
early Mass. He thought it a cardinal sin to miss 
hops, or to report after liberty with more than ten 
seconds to spare. With his religious faith and de- 
termination, minor disappointments are easily dis- 
regarded. Truly, George is a "chic type." 

Howard Newell Larcombe, Jr. 

Norfolk, Virginia 

This Virginia gentleman with all the hot dope became known throughout the brigade as "Doc Goebbels." 
Aside from his activity as official news disperser, Lou was always ready to help someone out, academically, 
financially, or just by being friendly. Under heavy pressure he reported for a sport each term, but once they 
got him off his sack, lie worked to be a winner. All hands will remember his booming voice, his ready smile, 
his willingness to bet on anything and everything, and his uncanny ability to win those bets. Lou is known 
and appreciated as a person with whom it is very easy to live. 



Roth Sumner Leddick 

Montaque, Michigan 

After congenial Roth Leddick left Michigan to 
study at the Naval Academy, he sailed through 
three years of difficult academics with little, if any 
strain, being one of the Academy's savoirs. His 
trumpet and boxing provided week day recreation. 
Almost any evening before formation, the halls 
around his room would ring with a hot tune from 
his horn. Although he knew few girls in the East, 
at the outset of youngster year he took up dragging 
with a vigor and very ably covered the field. Roth's 
friends will always think of him as one of the 
fellows with whom they invariably had a good 

Eugene Royal Lippman 

East Orange, New Jersey 

Regretfully turning his back on the ivy walls of 
Princeton, Pete chose a Navy life. A busy plebe 
year erased his civilian ways, and youngster days 
found him more and more liking a future home on 
the bounding main. Gene boxed, swam, and 
sailed on the athletic side, while dabbling in art as 
director of the make-up gang for Masqueraders 
and Musical Club Shows. As managing editor of 
this Lucky Bag, he helped much in its successful 
publication, and we will let his work speak for 
itself. Conscientious and a little inclined to be 
serious, Pete made a loyal friend who was quick to 
help whenever it was needed. 

Joseph Dean Lorenz 


"Hey, Jose, don't forget to close the gate," was .1 
call cried frequently to the anchor man on the 
Flying Squadron, Coming in Ironi the Fleet, [oc 
had to travel hall way around the world before he 
could throw away his hammock and register at 
Bancroft. Body-boy soon lound that academics 
could be interesting. His drawings were a Steam 
prof's delight, though his French pronunciations 
were a Dago prof's nightmare. Starring in bat- 
talion track, lacrosse, and football also helped CO 
make life interesting, and we are sure that three 
years ol taking care ol more rlun his share of drags 
was not overly dull. 

Daniel Richard Holloivay Mahoney 

Brooklyn, New York 

Dan could greet any situation with a corny gag, a Latin quotation, or a circuit diagram. His knowledge of 
radio pushed three classes through first class Juice and made him president of the Radio Club. When not 
sailing, playing chess with Myerson, or reading anything from Thucydides to Thurber, he could seldom be 
found studying. Dan took a lot of kidding from Working and Thienpont about his feet, but he could always 
smile and quip his famous, "Anything for a laugh." We will remember Dan for his locker, for his trick 
knee, for his Russian, but most of all for his intelligence. 



Barney Martin 

Salem, Illinois 

All in the course oFone fateful summer, Barney shed 
his coveted Culver buttons to assume the duties of 
one of Uncle Sam's mariners of the Severn. Plcbc 
year was a blitz of success taken in the quietly ef- 
ficient Martin manner and "Unc' B." ended it 
with stars on his collars. He was not one to hoard 
his academic ability, for he pulled not one, but two 
of his less gifted roommates through the three- 
year course here at Navy. His polite, well-man- 
nered way has built a foundation of friends who 
really think this thirty-year man has what it takes. 

Hugh Mac McClcllan 

Fulton, Kentucky 

A loyal, blue grass Kentuckian is easy-going, care- 
free Mac. With his sunny smile and witty remarks 
for any occasion, he was well-liked by everyone. 
His suave Southern manner and pleasant disposi- 
tion did not go unappreciated by the fairer sex, for 
there was seldom a week-end that Mac was not 
dragging. His three favorite themes were wine, 
women, and song. Mac played plebe football and 
was on the varsity track team all three years, win- 
ning his share of N-stars. When hitting the books 
became a bit tiresome, Hughie managed to cram 
in a goodly amount of sack duty, too. 

William McKinley 

Venice, California 

Edward Joseph McCormacIt, Jr. 

South Boston, Massachusetts 

Crop of blond hair and ever-present smile; that's 
Bub. Never letting studies interfere with pastimes, 
writing letters and sleeping, Bub still managed to 
stand high in his class. Always pessimistic aca- 
demically, Mac claimed his name was permanently 
carved on trees and bushes, but when term grades 
were posted, Mac always had dailies well above 
3.0. Possessor of a pleasant voice, Mac usually was 
found after chow singing with the boys. A great 
one with the fair sex, Bub's locker door was always 
covered with pictures. His pleasant personality 
and easy-going manner has placed him in the ledger 
of classmates to be long remembered. 


A salt of many battles, Boats struggled into our realm after many months of duty aboard his heart's desire, 
a fighting submarine in the Pacific. His brightest moments were spent retelling his wanton adventures as a 
"Venice Bruiser," or telling how his torpedoes had sunk half the Jap fleet. Not bothered by books, Boats 
claims that "what you don't know won't hurt you." Standing by until the opportune moment for displaying 
his sarcastic wit, he was always a midshipman you were glad to see enter your room. The term "a silent 
lover" was no doubt coined for him. 



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Walter Murphree Meginniss 

Tallahassee, Florida 

Meg, a staunch defender of all that appertains to 
Florida, came through again and again with success 
in Bull. Never a savoir, nor an early morning 
seeker of an extra tenth of a point, he still made 
his way in the forests of Bancroft without often 
finding himself up a tree. He seldom dragged any 
of the local talent but showed himself ever-loyal to 
his O. A. O., and distainful of enticing lips which 
sought to lure him astray. A knee injury early in 
plebe year effectively halted his work in cross- 
country; from this time on he was limited to excel- 
lent work in company sports. 

Austin BJm Middleton, Jr. 

Deer Lodge, Montana 

From the sheep-clad hills of Montana came this 
red-headed bon vivant. Blu is the fellow with the 
ready wit and the open cigarette cartons, whose 
room is so crowded when the exponents of the 
Golden West hold forth on sectional merits. He 
traded blows with the best in the Academic De- 
partment and came out an easy victor. His first 
love is his "Old Pig," but the water sports run a 
close second. During his three years here he ex- 
celled in swimming and water polo. We'll never 
forget his red hair and freckles, nor will we forget 
his companionship and good will. 

Ralph Emerson Moon, Jr. 


awfordsville, Indiana 

Leaving the classic halls of Old Wabash, Ralph entered the Academy with no other assets than that enthralling 
picture of Janet, a Hoosier smile, and an uncanny ability to find out the answers to professional questions. 
From the youngsters of '46, he received the pseudonym Waldo, a fitting compliment to Ralph Emerson. 
Returning from cruise with salt caked on his number 2 grease shoes, Waldo lay aside the holy stone to put 
'48 through the paces. As genial business manager of the Masqueraders, he fell into the good graces of the 
Executive Department and learned to flick off the plaudits of ticket-mad yard engines. 

James Harlan Millington 

Pittsburg, Kansas 

"Big Red" brought with him from Kansas a 
pleasing personality and a sense of humor which 
soon made him known among his classmates. He 
was an easy-going Midwesterner, but when argu- 
ments arose criticizing his state, his blood pressure 
increased tremendously. Although never having 
any difficulties with academics, he managed to run 
aground frequently with the Executive Depart- 
ment. He liked to play football and bridge, listen 
to semi-classicals, chow down, and dream of leave. 
Possessing a high degree of determination, Jim 
could be counted on to carry out any task. His 
earnestness, and clean cut character will crystallize 
his future dreams. 



Joshua Rutland Morriss, Jr. 

Ti \ \kkana, Texas 

[osh Came to us from deep in the heart of Aggie 
land where he had just completed one plcbc year. 
(They call it fish year at A. and M.) Although his 
patience, among other tilings, was wearing out, he 
resolutely set out to endure another year ol blood, 
sweat, and tears. About his history previous to 
matriculation at Trade School on the Severn, only 
one thing need he said, "He is a rrue son ol the I one 
Stir Republic." Magnetic disposition is what they 
call his outstanding trait. His classmates elected 
him company representative plehe year, and his 
tenure of office has been uninterrupted 

Ralph Edward Odgcrs 

Altadena, California 

Walter Gladstone M<ryle, Jr. 

Bronxville, New York: 

Strictly a one-woman man — (a different one each 
week-end), Tad saw weekdays as necessary evils, 
merely separating week-ends. Chevy Chase and 
Westchester provided the gentleman, the scholar 
somehow took care of itself — much to our amaze- 
ment. "But you must be wrong. We can't have 
Steam this period; 1 studied Skinny." His love of 
debate gave him the moniker of the senator. With 
the exception of lacrosse, Tad directed his athletic 
talents toward the manly arts of bowling, billiards, 
and ping-pong. Always good for a laugh, Tad will 
provide a congenial addition to any wardroom. 

Daniel Jerome Murphy 

Monterey, California 

Monterey, California's contribution to American 
Naval might is a solid, blue-eyed, sandy-haired 
fellow whose likeable personality and ready smile 
make his nickname, Grin, a natural. A versatile 
athlete, his favorite sports range from boxing to 
soccer, with a fast game of tennis thrown in when- 
ever he can get his hands on a couple of fairly de- 
cent tennis balls. Although Jerry came to the 
Academy directly from high school, by serious 
effort he successfully navigated all academic rivers. 
With the minor waterways behind and the seven 
seas ahead, Jerry's clear logic and sincere enthusiasm 
will always stand him in good stead. 

Ralph is not likely to be one of the favored few who will score a touchdown over Army or stroke the varsity 
crew, but he may very well be the one whose name will be inscribed in the Academy's Hall of Fame. He 
is always willing to give the next fellow a hand and to do it with that type of pleasantness which makes his 
classmates feel that they are granting the favor. For the past three years he has prepared himself through 
attention to duty, neatness in surroundings and self, and an orderly manner of thinking in order that he some- 
day may scirx the opportunity to place his name among the Navy's great. 



Carl John Ostertag, Jr. 

El Paso, Texas 

With a jar of Texas soil on his desk, a Texas Col- 
lege of Mines yearbook, and a true Texas spirit, 
"the Goose" was a uniformed press agent for the 
Lone Star State. His pleasant nature and thought- 
fulness earned him many friends and happy week- 
ends. Stars displayed on his lapel and the nickname 
of Spanish Plumber (from Dago and Steam 4.0's) 
indicate his scholastic ability, while bruised shins 
indicate hard-fought soccer and pushball games. 
Truly a "reg" fellow, many a plebe was invited to 
visit the Ostertag gymnasium. Choir and after- 
dinner Dago speeches were on the side. Thus with 
a Navy brace and a Navy education Carl puts out 
to sea. 

William Chilis Patton 

Camden, Ohio 

From that wilderness called Ohio, Bill brought his 
strong right arm, his unfailing good nature, and 
an insatiable desire for fresh air. To his arm Navy 
owes its first intercollegiate javelin championship, 
for Bill could do things with a javelin that soon 
earned him the nickname of "The Human Sling- 
shot." His good nature made living with him a 
real pleasure, for try as we might we were never 
able to get an angry word from him. Contrary to 
midshipman custom Bill remained faithful to one 
girl and resisted all efforts to lead him astray. 

William Stirling Peterson 

Portland, Oregon 

A wee bit o' Scotch with a flare for academics, Bill came to the Academy after a year at the University of 
Washington. Early in plebe year "money in the Fleet Pete" gave up ideas of starring and concentrated on 
baseball and small bore rifle. Youngster year saw our "Oregon Beaver" change and busy himself with 
treating the fair damsels of Crabtown to their fair share of Academy glamour, all the time keeping the com- 
munication lines to Portland humming. With a pair of Navy wings as his goal, Bill restlessly serves out his 
term at the Trade School. 

Robert C, Peniston 

Wichita, Ka 

Bringing a ready and winning smile that belles his 
serious nature, Bob proved to be a wizard at tall 
stories, ad libs, and collecting corny phonograph 
records. Although he comes from the wheat coun- 
try, Bob was never one to let grass grow under his 
feet as is evidenced by his licet footed accomplish 
merits on the cinder track. Being a natural in the 
academic line, Bob experienced little difficulty with 
chat phase of Academy life and despite his vulner- 
ability to Sunday watches, Ik- always succeeded in 
keeping up the social side of his career Rob has a 
happy combination ol logic tempered with Judg- 
ment and can be counted on to do the right thing 
in all circumstances. 



James William Pettit, Jr. 

PORTI and, t )&1 OON 

"Speed Ball" best typifies Jim, a mainstay of die 
track and football teams for the past three years. 
Easy going J' m lived on die sack as well as on the 
athletic field. Never worried or hurried, he made 
the system lit him by having unnnmerable dragging 
week ends, each a "big deal." As the rest of us did, 
Jim lived from one leave to the next, alternating 
between New York night clubs and Oregon fishing 
streams. Although "Oregon's Own" had his little 
difficulties with the Bull Department, he always 
managed to come out on top. With his ability of 
making friends Jim will always be found in a happy 
circle wherever he may be. 

Samuel Andrew Pillar 

Gary, Indiana 

"Back in the good old days the Navy was never 
like this." Sam should know, for after three years 
of "snipe-striking" he swapped his dungarees and 
steaming shoes for a slide rule and a Steam kit. 
Dragging was too much trouble around here, but 
when leave, liberty, and recreation beckon he is 
with the rest of the pack. Smiling, easy-going, and 
"not believing in all this stuff" fits Sam like his old 
bell-bottomed blues. Being a typical thirty-year 
man, although he flatly denies it, is shown by his 
traditional gripes about the chow, liberty, pay, and 
duty. But after three years ashore, sea duty will be 
a welcome relief. 

Louis Tuck Rewz 

Missoula, Montana 

Long a scourge of the Bull profs, Louis will always 
be remembered by his classmates for his raucous 
outbursts in the silence of the section room. Those 
huddles his wives have frequently been seen in are 
for the purpose of deciphering his extensive vo- 
cabulary. Louis does not exercise his brain only, 
for he realizes the importance of athletics in a mid- 
shipman's life. Every day we can find him either 
playing solitaire or out in the bay swimming back 
from a yawl race muttering to himself, "Why 
didn't they tell me we were coming about?" 

Arthur Duane Rohhins 

Springfield, Massachusetts 

Art's Naval experience didn't begin with plebc year, for this ex-yeoman from the U.S.S. New York can 
spin many a yarn about his experiences before coming to the Severn Country Club. Robbie is undoubtedly 
the luckiest card player among us and a "Robbin's Flush" will always remind us of the fact. When his 
bridge playing permitted, Art could be found engaged cither in sailing or volleyball. Rob's greatest source 
of energy was expended in arguing the relative merits of the Navy versus the Marines. With a lusty, "Pass 
the Joe, please," Robbie was off to each day's struggles in his jovial unassuming, and carefree manner. 



A. Willis Robertson, Jr. 

Lexington, Virginia 

Tad decided early chat crew was his spore, and with 
characteristic perseverance and hard work he de- 
veloped into a strong, smooth oarsman. Thus, to 
his genial manner, he added a massive chesc as he 
rose to the enviable status of a varsity crewman. 
It was a continual battle for Tubbo to obtain a 
maximum of food and sleep, and at the same time, 
to hold down that semblance of a spare tire. He 
lived dangerously in the academic world buc never 
lost any of his consideration, practical common 
sense, and unfailing good humor which have en- 
deared him to his classmates. 

Kenneth McDonald Robinson 

Carthage, Tennessee 

Robin or Robby, the stalwart, quiet, and easy-going 
cornstalk from Tennessee, was diligent in all his 
undertakings. Studies, though his chief interest, 
gave way to the customary pastimes of midship- 
men. With his practical jokes, he was an integral 
part of the life at the Academy. There is no mis- 
taking the part of the country that he issues from, 
for his drawl is that of a royal-blooded Tennessean. 
His friendship, when once won, was cherished by 
all his classmates, and each strove to be worthy of 
it. All of the attributes comprising the word class- 
mate blend together in Robin's characcer. 

Nye Goble Roies, Jr. 

Logan, West Virginia 

Dusty came to the Academy from the Marine Corps, and hopes to go back into it again. Slightly allergic to 
academics his three years here were characterized by a continuous struggle between studying and reading 
magazines during study hours. Recreation hours found him industriously pursuing his favorite pastimes, 
contact sports such as football and pushball. Always willing to listen to anybody's troubles, Dusty s room 
was one of the best griper's rendezvous in the company. Although he is a Marine at heart, you can always 
catch a nostalgic look in his eyes upon mention of the coal mines of West Virginia. 

Clyde Roach Rockwood 

iNOlANAroi is, Indiana 

Rocky hails from [he Midwest and oltcn proves 
himself a loyal son of Indiana by expounding all 
the glories of that region. During plebe year he 
caught the old fever for the rhythmic powerful 
swish of the crewman's oars and the afternoons 
found him pulling his weight in a varsity shell. 
Rock is a great advocate of the outdoor life, par- 
ticularly when hunting is involved. Being a Yankee, 
he jumped from the frying pan into the fire by 
rooming with two deep Southerners, and spent 
most of his spare time fighting to hold up his end 
of the Civil War. Of an easy going nature, Rock 
gets along with everyone. 



James Douglas Rumble 

Washington, D.C. 

Here he is, folks, the shining light of the Navy 
juniors, the only sane persons who can extol the 
merits of Chevy Chase girls, Puget Sound salmon, 
and California oranges all in the same breath. 
Shining? Definitely, because of his perseverance, 
both on the lacrosse field and with the books, and 
because of his unequalled performance in the run- 
ning high jump (third deck room down to terrace, 
before the late bell rings). Light? Well, not very. 
Combining a wide grin with a quick sense of 
humor, Doug is one who always gets the most out 
of life. Future in pocket, he will soon be following 
in the footsteps of his father and brother. 

Albert Holly Rusher 

Brinkley, Arkansas 

Al Holly's happy, frolicking ways made him a 
favorite of everyone he met. No group, big or 
small, that included Al, could ever be a dull one. 
Never one to overlook the importance of members 
of the opposite sex, Rush wowed various young 
ladies from nearby villages with his wit and hilar- 
ity. A football and track ace in high school, Al 
was a plebe track sprint star, a battalion football 
scatback, and a mainstay on the battalion track 
team during third and first class years. Sandwiched 
between hours of gaiety, Rush had his serious mo- 
ments too, usually stemming from the struggle for 
that magic number, 2.5. 

Ralph Scheiienhelm 

Indianapolis, Indiana 

With The Oxford Book of Russian Verse in one 
hand to read between moves, and one of his collec- 
tion of pipes in the other, he determinedly moved 
pawn to queen four, and another chess battle began 
to rage for an hour or so. This was Snooky. Hav- 
ing been both secretary and chairman (correspond- 
ing to the president of any normal club) of the 
Russian Club, Shard had quite an interest in the 
Husskii Yazik and all its various idiosyncracies. As 
company representative of the Lucky Bag, Short- 
struggle spent no little time on the trail of pro- 
crastinating biography writers. 

Stanley Jay Schiller 

Chicago, Illinois 

Quiet, sedate, brilliant and eager to excel in athletics is not a very exact description of "Stanchiller." When 
he wasn't studying Steam, he was thinking about Lory, and apparently he often did both at once. En route 
to class with the N.A. Band unavailable, we could always count on "Yank" to supply an inadequate flux or 
harmony. While aquatics and plebes were his extra-curricular activities, Don and Schotz, his brothers, 
generally sneaked into his conversations, but sneak they had to in order to displace Lory. The humorous 
and pleasing personality of Stan helped all through some of the bleaker days which were frequently encoun- 
tered while at Bancroft. 



Robert Eugene Schwartz 

St. Louis, Missouri 

There are few people like Bob who have artistic, 
athletic, and academic skill. Believing in the 
strengthening of the body along with the mind, 
Bob tenaciously concentrated on developing him- 
self physically, and he became a successful member 
of the varsity gym team. Without a doubt, Ewald, 
as his classmates and Dago prof called him, was the 
outstanding artist of the brigade. Recognizing this 
ability, the brigade made him editor of the Trident 
Calendar and art editor and top cartoonist of the 
Log. Bob possessed a keen intelligence that stood 
him high in his class. Modest, patient, unassuming, 
he could always find time to help a classmate. 

Robert Lee Scott 

Phoenix, Arizona 

After a rather strenuous plebe year of running the 
upperclassmen, Scocty settled down to the more 
worthwhile pursuit of having a good time. Neither 
studies nor the Executive Department hindered 
Scotty's doing the things he enjoyed. His chief 
interest was star boat sailing, and although he came 
from the arid state of Arizona, he was a member 
of the varsity sailing team. He was a member of 
the choir, Glee Club, and other less formal singing 
groups. Scotty's natural good humor and his 
ability to enjoy himself were responsible for his 
remarkably large number of friends throughout the 

Donald Perry Shaver 

Syracuse, New York 

From the scenic environs of central New York, Don, realizing his boyhood ambition, embarked on his 
career as a Naval officer. While at the Academy he maintained a balance among all his activities. In com- 
pany sports he found the relaxation which helped him keep a calm and pleasant outlook. He always found 
time to answer his many locker door queens, with whom he was seen on many a dragging week-end. Our 
memory of him will always contain his congenial smile, his easy laugh, and a deep respect tor his fine sense 
of justice and honor. 


Chester Harold Shaddeau, Jr. 

Norfoi k, Virginia 

Chct began here with a bang, standing one in Bull 
his first term. He says the 2.0 he garnered on the 
next term's Bull final gives him smnc kind of a 
record. Since leaving Old Virginia not so many 
years ago, Chct, a Navy junior, has had .1 chance to 
expand his remarkable vocabulary in the Philip- 
pines, China, and Japan. With an amazing lin- 
guistic ability, and that rare combination ot South 
ern good will and vigor, he has achieved consider- 
able success on the Academy's Public Relations 
Detail. A confirmed bathtub baritone, his rendi 
tion of Mandalay had an esthetic quality which 
defies description. 



Robert Jackson Sicldons 

Platte, South Dakota 

Introducing Sid, che fellow you can't help liking, 
for he always greets you with a smile. Three years 
at che Naval Academy haven't changed that smile 
a hit. Having no worries about academics, he was 
never one to permit lessons to crowd out any of his 
pleasures In the fall and winter, football and 
haskcthall occupy most of his time, and when it 
came to social life, Sid was never in the back- 
ground, for his address book was an unlimited 
source of supply. Coming into the Naval Academy 
as a licensed pilot, his one big ambition is to trade 
his civilian wings lor Navy Wings. 

Robert Studebaker Smith 

Will Famham Small 

Sacramento, California 

This smiling Californian arrived here with a strong 
adherence to his state's convention of "go forth 
and preach the gospel." For three years he waxed 
nostalgic for his mountain streams and trout fish- 
ing. Bill not only starred in softball, company 
football, battalion track, and company basketball, 
but also held down the halfback position on the 
varsity soccer team his first class year. His charm- 
ing manner and powerful physique made him a 
natural in the dragging line, while his aggressive- 
ness was shown on the athletic field.. His willing- 
ness to help the other fellow was evidenced by his 
many friends. 

Gary, Indiana 

"Smitty" was the "Johnny come lately" of '47 — 
the last man to enter che class. But that didn't mean 
he was to be anchor man. He missed plebe sum- 
mer, but lost no time in making up for what he had 
missed when he did get here. His previous record 
showed him to be alert and quick to grasp what- 
ever problem he met, and he upheld that record 
throughout his stay at the Academy. He was espe- 
cially active in athletics, making an enviable record 
in boxing and softball. His quick smile and 
straight-forward manner left little to be desired 
as a roommate, shipmate, or companion. 

Thomas Wester Smith 

Paducah, Kentucky 

Smitty always exhibited a smiling face and a pleasant, agreeable disposition. Always ready to listen to a 
good joke, or tell us all about his leaves, the Newt was to be found in all after supper gatherings, especially 
il chow was being dispensed. Classical music and theoretical natural sciences were among his chief interests. 
If he was not at choir practice, or listening to Tschaikovsky or Strauss, he was absorbed in some advanced 
text from the library on Math or Electronics. His was the life that blended enjoyment and hard work as 
well as his Kencucky colleagues blend their justly famous products. 



James Gardner Snyder 

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania 

With his king-size shoulders and swaggering gaic 
Big Jim was recognized as one of the fourth bat- 
talion's strongmen. Using this prowess on the foot- 
ball field plebe, youngster, and first class years, he 
emerged with nary a scratch. Those many morn- 
ings on the commando course and the long sessions 
in the wrestling loft probably had something to do 
with this physical immunity, Jim had a particular 
grievance against those little men of Nippon since 
he had so much trouble assimilating those compli- 
cated Japanese "Kangi," but ask him to identify 
a plane and he'd give an answer complete from the 
H.P, to the number of struts. 

Richard Bull Southwell 


"Have I ever told you about the time at Wesleyan 
when? . . .," and Bull ("Honestly, fellows, that's 
really my middle name") was off again. Conversa- 
tion was one of his greatest loves. Others were 
sailing, cribbage, and pets — especially his Kitty. 
Dick learned early in plebe year that campus life 
and life in the Yard could be quite different. Too 
different, he decided. Although never changing the 
system, he manged to keep several steps ahead of it. 
Social life and sports were Bull's extra-curricular 
activities, and he versatilely combined them, 
majoring in sailing. Dick's love of the sea makes 
his romantic ambition of beachcombing seem 
more feasible. 

James Albert Strickland 

Falmouth, Massachusetts 

Strick, with an undying love for the Marine Corps, came to the Academy after a tour of duty as a sea-going 
Marine. He took to the water immediately, this time to pull a strong oar for the crew. During his spare 
time, he could usually be found dragging some lucky girl or cleaning out his desk drawer. Always a welcome 
addition to any crowd, Strick could be counted on to give forth with something that was called "Strick- 
landism." His entry into the Marine Corps once again marks the fulfillment of his greatest ambition. Wher- 
ever he goes and whatever he does, his fellow men can only agree that a grand fellow and a good Marine is 
Jim Strickland. 

heroy Gordon Stafford, Jr. 

Alexandria, Louisiana 

You can cell by his voice that he recks with the 
South, by his appearance that he easily could be 
judged the cutest little boy in the class, by his stand 
ing that academics were mere obstacles between 
seeing Tiny and seeing Tiny, and by his build that 
"when in doubt — sack out" was his favorite and 
most religiously observed motto. And there's a 
paradox; and as usual, the plcbes suffer from it. 
Although gentle looking and timid, Staff is as 
sinister with plebes as he appears harmless. How 
to best describe his personality? Saluted in Wash- 
ington on plebe Christmas leave, he returned it, 
added "Thank you." 



Robert Warren Strickler 

Colonial Park, Pennsylvania 

From Colonial Park came Boh Strickler with his 
many likes. The Navy, horses, jive, good novels 
and track take the lead. On many a sunny after- 
noon Strick could be found out in Thompson 
Stadium, practicing for the 100. For a short guy 
he surely can travel as his varsity track performances 
easily proved. Between track and dragging he 
somehow found time for those hunk drills. Perhaps 
the tine rhing we all remember about him is his 
ability to get along with everybody. Whether on 
the cinders or over a drink, he has the knack of 
being a good shipmate to all. 

William Tunis Sweetman 

Paterson, New Jersey 

At first glance, Bill looks like a fugitive from 
Charles Atlas. His physique served him well on 
the flying rings where he won his "N" youngster 
year. A living example of a guy with a girl in 
every port, Sweetie's little black book, compiled 
during his three years in the Fleet, was famous 
throughout the brigade. His fondness for singing 
in the shower kept our deck well supplied with 
music. While training for company boxing, Bill 
spent many mornings on the commando course. 
He was accompanied by wayward plebes, and few, 
if any, escaped the pleasures of "Sweetie's Pre- 
Rcveille Commando Course." 

John Lockhart TKornton 

Memphis, Tennessee 

Frank Raymond TWenpont 

Moline, Illinois 

Frank can handle a billiard cue as well as he can 
feather an oar, and these lines were only two of the 
many in which he excelled. A six-footer, he com- 
bined rugged sports such as crew, wrestling, and 
pushball with real academic talent. Frank's ability 
to make friends more than evidenced itself by the 
number of buddies he has made in all the classes at 
the Academy. Frank is a little older than most of 
us, and his good common sense was a stabilizing 
influence, not only on his wives, Mahoney and 
Working, but on many other classmates. 

Slowly wending his way in true Southern style, Radar arrived at the Academy a confirmed Rebel, ready to 
fight a second Civil War at any time, bringing his experience with radio, which came in mighty handy 
when we got our worn-out sets. His easy-going nature and witty comments made dragging easy for Gus. 
He could always be counted on to add vitality to any party. As it was with most of us, one of B's favorite 
pastimes was sack drill. Sailing, track of all types, and wrestling managed to drag him away long enough 
for him to become the guiding spirit behind the company's teams. 



Howard Shimer Unangst 

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 

Three summers ago Ubangi was the scourge of 
the tailor shop and inoculation parties with his un- 
pronounceable handle. His smile and ever-ready 
jokes were lacking only after the weekly meeting of 
the H. R. A. club, of which he claimed to be a 
chatter member and chief publicity agent. He de- 
voted his free time to athletics and women, engag- 
ing the latter in weekly skirmishes. The football 
team missed Ug this past season, but his time was 
well spent in the wrestling loft, priming himself 
for the intercollegiates. Tubby's tenacity and de- 
termination, either in a verbal tangle or on the ath- 
letic field, are well known to us all. 

John Briggs Van Velzer 

Chicago, Illinois 

You can read all about Van in the spotts columns, 
but to know him well you have to see him perform. 
Any time, any place, given ten minutes, his peer- 
less sense of humor will have you in stitches. But 
don't get the wrong idea; Van's no playboy. He'll 
put his shoulder to the wheel with the rest of us, 
and do one darn swell job. Major interests ate 
track (Intercollegiate Champ, 6o-yard dash, 1945 
IC4A Indoor Meet), women, drawing, and most 
anything. Academics? Well, when there's time. 
You'll hear big things of V 2 — we'll bet he rates his 
stars in whatever he tackles. 

Joseph Dunning Weed, Jr. 

Jacksonville, Florida 

Giving the lie to Shakespeare's aphorism, "Great Weeds do grow apace," Joe still qualifies as a sandblower. 
An affable, conscientious Southerner, he always steals enough time from his mint julep and corn pone dis- 
cussions to maintain his excellent academic standing. Possessing an inherent faculty for enjoying life Joe 
does not often resort to his "candy is dandy but liquor is quicker theory on ice breaking. His deign 
extolling the wonders of Florida's past and present is equaled only by hLs love for bridge. Almost any idle 
afternoon will find him answering his partner's two demand with a disgusted two no. 

Frederic Harry Evitt Vose 

Baltimore, Maryi and 

Some fellows just naturally have what it takes. Of 
this no better example exists than Hal. Embaras- 
sing the Academic Departments seems to be his 
chief source of enjoyment, while his spare time goes 
to keeping the rest of the boys sat. Harry doesn't 
talk much about his state hut those who know him 
realize that he will always he a dycd-in-thc-wool 
Marylander. A true story of the boy wonder would 
be mighty incomplete without the mention of his 
ingenuity. Tough will he the situation that Hal 
can't crack and this quality combined with a mar- 
velous disposition and the aforementioned brain 
all go to spell success in any field. 



Howard Allen Weiss 

Chicago, Illinois 

Possessing an admirable disposition, a winning 
smile, and an interest in everyone he met, Howie 
made a host of friends in the Regiment. Although 
a star man to the n'th degree of the word, he spent 
comparatively little time on the technical subjects 
of the Academy, devoting many study hours and 
mid-watches to rending from his private libary and 
writing numerous stories and poems. Always con- 
scientious in both his work and play, Howie could 
always be relied upon to be at his best, whether 
commanding his yawl or entertaining one of his 
very lovely drags. 

Donald Boone Whitmire 

Decatur, Alabama 

"Glory of Warrior, Glory of Orator, Glory of 
Song." Symbolic of life is the Rock. Whit was a 
gigantic figure whose radiant living cast a spell 
over his hundreds of lucky Academy friends. Un- 
paralleled on the football field and equaled by few 
in matters of the mind, this muscular midget 
rolled merrily through his three years, gathering 
hosts of admirers in his broad path. Three years an 
all-American tackle, ranking with the greats in 
Naval Academy gridiron history, added nothing 
to his hatband, but increased his efforts to show his 
fellow men that life was a slap on the back and a 
booming greeting. 

Howard Rich Weiss 

Shaker Heights, Ohio 

"Hey you guys, it's ten seconds past liberty call 
and we aren't ashore yet," Wee-Wee's booming 
bathroom baritone resounded throughout the cor- 
ridors. Rudolph found plenty of time to pursue his 
favorite role of liberty hound. When liberty was 
not available, interesting encounters with the 
Executive Department were ever-present for dis- 
cussion. Scuttlebutt has it that Wee- Wee's successes 
in varsity cross-country and the two-mile jaunt in 
spring track were largely due to training received 
keeping one jump ahead of the O. D. Besides 
track, Wee-Wee's extra-curricular activities in- 
cluded cheerlcading and acting host to as many 
different drags as possible. 

Buckner Daniel Williams, Jr. 

La Pryor, Texas 

Fresh from the Texan ranches, Buck ambled to San Diego Naval Training Station and soon marched aboard 
the U.S.S. Maryland. After two years he fell out of the salty enlisted ranks to launch a professional career 
at Annapolis. Glib of tongue, a quick reader, and a Dago savoir, Buck kept up with his classes easily. The 
traditional plebe year completed, he danced into the gaiety of week-end social life. Though an advocate of 
radiator squads, sack drills and cross-country hikes, week-day afternoons found him active in company sports. 
Professionally he's a natural, truly an asset tto the service. He is a lad of happy yesterdays and confident 



Patrick Lincoln Working 

Berkeley, Calif* 

California can well be proud of this son, for he 
shows clearly what orange juice and Frisco fog will 
do to make men. Pat was a varsity shot in the 
winter, a sailor in the summer, and the same good- 
natured redhead all year 'round. It's hard to de- 
scribe the smile, sense of humor, and personality 
which have endeared him not only to Thienpont 
and Mahoney, his wives, but to the entire class. 
Pat is a boy we'll remember, for we'll think of his 
wit, of his athletic ability, and of his companion- 
ship. If ever a midshipman were loved by his 
classmates, Pat was. 

Douglas Josephus Yucngling 

Brooklyn, New Yo 

Doug's previous military-scholastic life consisted 
of equal parts of Army training at Maryland Uni- 
versity and Navy V-12 at Cornell. During plebe 
year he became the man we could count on for un- 
usual, and invariably cynical, responses to the prod- 
ding of the upper classes. The situation was re- 
versed the next two years, but he was never an 
optimist since he feels pessimism is safer. The only 
activities able to overcome the lure of his super- 
sack were battalion and company football and 
water polo. Studying was neither an inspiration 
nor a bother to Doug; his leisure moments pro- 
duced songs without music and motley collections 
of sketches. 








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Alfred Elroy Adams 

Burlington, Iowa 

Carl Douglas Alberts 

Cedar City, Missouri 

Robert Lee Amelang 

Baltimore, Maryland 

Call him Ace, or Sparky, he's still the same likeable 
guy to his classmates. According to him, there's 
no better place under High Heaven than out where 
the West begins, and he'll give you an argument 
about it any old time. Ace brought basketball 
knowledge and engineering skill in equal quantities 
from the University of Iowa, and took a firm grip 
on his academics with the exception of Dago, 
where his grip often caused him to gripe. Studies 
and the court game were all well enough for most 
days, but on week-ends Ace steps out briskly with 
a nifty femmc from either Baltimore or Washing- 

Jack Floyd Aycrs 

Yoakum, Texas 

Pedro hails from deep in the heart of Texas — 
namely, Yoakum. We've often wondered how they 
got the word on the Naval Academy down thar, 
but nevertheless he joined the ranks of the Navy 
blue, and none of us who have known him will 
soon forget him. "Pedro boy, what's the Juice 
dope," was always met with a favorable reply, 
but that was one of his lesser attainments. He 
could always keep the breeze blowing with such 
tales as "Peter Rabbit," and he could likewise take 
with a laugh, or give a sharp return to such re- 
marks as, "Hey, Jack, has Texas declared war on 
the Axis yet?" You are a good boy, Pedro. 

If your Math was too tough, or if the Juice problem 
wouldn't work out, you took your trouble around 
to Doug. He'd sit down and say, "Well, let's see 
if I can figure this out," and invariably the correct 
answer would come forth. Slugger Al, a good ath- 
lete, boxed, played battalion football, and plebe 
and varsity baseball. Al also spent many week-ends 
entertaining the gals, an art in which he was quite 
proficient. Big Al through three Academy years 
has been one of the foundation blocks of our class. 
His personality, friendly helpfulness, and many 
abilities, assure success in anything for which he 
may strive. 

Eighty-one years after Lee moved north to defend 
Virginia against the Northern armies of McClellan, 
Ally moved thirty miles south to defend his native 
Maryland against the cries of new-found class- 
mates. Company sports and dragging left Ally 
with little time for academics; but the spirit to 

win, and a frequent "That's life," lifted Bob's 
hind foot over the hurdle. In every class Bob would 
rise and say, "Sir, there's something here I'd like 
to have you explain," and soon the prof would be 
sweating in perplexity. Fleet experience and an 
amiable personality made him a friend to plebe 
and classmate alike. 



Joseph Baer, Jr, 

Seattle, Washington 

Genial, balding Teddy Baer worried his way 
through Academy routine with a success that was 
startling when compared with his gloomy pre- 
dictions. Blossoming forth after the celibacy of 
plebe year with a succession of beauties, Joe de- 
voted many week-ends to hops and cross-country 

walks. His contagious devotion to all good music 
weaned even a few jazz disciples from their honky 
tonk music. After a tempestuous apprenticeship 
in a hypercritical bridge circle, he soon became a 
proselyte to the mysteries of Blackwood. His de- 
termination when studying, and his abandon when 
carousing made him a valuable addition to every 
phase of Academy life. 

James Arthur Baxter 

Van Buren, Arkansas 

Barney Baxter was all set to follow in the footsteps 
of his hero namesake of the comics, but the medics 
declared otherwise. Nevertheless, glasses didn't 
stop Jim's regular afternoon diversion of reading 
the latest magazines; that is, if conditions pre- 
vented sailing. "Hey, Barney, wanna go sailing?" 
was a cry that unfailingly served to stir this tall, 
handsome Razorback from his retreat. No fellow 
looked forward to June Weeks more than Jim, for 
then only could the O.A.O. make it to Crabtown. 
Once the Steam Department tried to make trouble, 
but Barney did not give second chances. From then 
on he steamed along with ease. 

Merson Booth 

Minneapolis, Minnesota 

When Mers forsook Minnesota, the land of his forbears, to enter the Academy, he took up the role of a salt 
water sailor with full gusto. The day seldom passed that you wouldn't see Marcus racing dinghies in the 
Severn or plying the channels of the bay in a yacht or yawl. He would have us believe that his sole love is 
for sailing. Maybe he has something; it's cheap anyway. A star man in academics, Senhor Cubiculo en- 
countered little trouble once plebe year was over. Mers's years of experience here, strengthened by his quick 
thinking and happy disposition, give him an excellent background for success. 

Homer Richard Bivin 


One of the shortest men in our class, Dick came to 
us as a salty torpedoman from a rolling tin-can. A 
quick wit and an ability to tell tall tales, combined 
with plenty of savvy, soon earned him the friend- 
ship and respect of his classmates. Though he never 
forgave one prof for a rough spring term in plebe 
Bull, The Blivit got academics pretty well and was 
also outstanding in athletics, working hard as one 
of the grunt-'n'-groan boys. We'll remember him 
for all the queens he dragged and for his belief that 
a small man is just as good as a big one. 



Newell Stedman Bowman 


Robert Cochran Brady 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire 

Ralph Brandt 

Houston, Texas 

This bitter critic of Maryland's varying weather 
entered chc Academy with a firm faith in mankind; 
hut he lost his confidence upon discovering that 
Naval uniforms do not have a drape shape or 
pegged cuffs, and that the coat and trousers are in- 
variably the same color. Spider vigorously con- 
tended that good Naval officers are not of necessity 
athletes, and heartily endorsed the radiator squad. 
Although the Commando Course and Steam were 
the objects of his evil thoughts, he demonstrated 
a continuous lust for dragging, jam sessions, and 

Moody Burt Brown, Jr. 

Dublin, Georgia 

Brownie's prejudice for the Sunny South could 
always be silenced by an obstrepetous chorus of 
"Marching Through Georgia"; nevertheless, he 
was one of the most popular fellows in his com- 
pany, probably due to his warm smile and sincere 
interest in his classmates. Moody learned that the 
Eastern girls were much different from the "Georiga 
Peaches" as manifested by his accumulation of 
"C. I. S." chits. Although M. B. wasn't among the 
savoirs, he managed to pull down a safe, steady 
average. However, Dago and his Southern accent 
just didn't mix. He was usually busy, but always 
found time to play baseball or bridge and to enjoy 
classical recordings. 

Robbie, a member of that roving tribe of Navy 
juniors, knowing the fruits of peacetime Navy life, 
decided upon his career at the start. At the Acad- 
emy, he stood the test of academics, although there 
were times when he was in a real death struggle 
with the Skinny Department. Following the Navy 
tradition, Robbie loves to play golf. And as far as 
the gals go — well, he's set many a heart aflutter, 
and left many hearts broken. But aside from this, 
Bob possesses a keen sense of loyalty, courage, and 
determination that is unsurpassed. He will always 
be a welcome member in any crowd. 

This little man with the big voice had his nose in 
a book even when shining shoes or dressing, but he 
protested violently that he studied no more than 
anyone else. A diminutive composite of Sam 
Houston and Noah Webster, "Rafe the Waif" 
talked Texas with a nasal quack, and chagrined 

his transient female friends with his incompre- 
hensible letters. With the Gulf of Mexico too dis- 
tant, he floated a dinghy in the Severn; with no 
bronco to bust, he tamed the gymnasium's sidehorse 
Ralph futilely tried to become a polyglot by the 
painless, and allegedly effective, device of attend- 
ing all foreign language movies. 



James Walter Brummcr 

Jetroit, Michigan 

Although Jim was still wondering what plebe year 
was all about, he definitely took advantage of 
youngster dragging privileges. Always adept at 
fancy footwork, Jimmic transferred his ability from 
the track field to the dance floor with relative ease. 
Because he sailed nonchalantly through scientific 

subjects, he had no trouble adapting himself to the 
Academy routine. His academic approach to the 
subject of women and classical music occupied his 
spare time. Perhaps Jim may be best remembered 
as a friend in need before a Math P-work. His help 
to his struggling classmates was a typical char- 
acteristic of our shipmate Jim. 

Arturo Calisto 

Iquitos- Republic of Peru 

The Navy, pretty girls, and sambas are Art's three 
great loves. He does have others, however, fore- 
most of which is soccer, being an All-America 
player for three years and captain of the Navy team 
first class year. His mastery of our language and 
customs in so short a time was astonishing. When 
not spending his spare time in sleeping, Art was a 
varsity broad jumper, president of the Combined 
Foreign Language Clubs, and spent many evenings 
giving after-dinner speeches in Spanish, Portuguese 
or English. 

Leland Frank Carpenter 

Greenwich, Connecticut 

"There's my wife now," I used to say during youngster and first class year as La; skillfully displayed his 
talent and showmanship twirling the baton at the football games and pep rallies. Happy or Smiley, as he 
was known to his classmates, did an efficient job as manager of the varsity tennis team No kidding, let s 
get high dailies this term," or "Someday I'll put polish on these shoes, and Quick! hide it in the laundry 
bag," became passwords with Carp during the long days at the "University of Navy. Reliable, sincere, 
and friendly, this blond-haired lad was an all-around pal to all. 

Harold Lloyd Carpenter 

Killbuck, Ohio 

Known to the plebes as Uncle Ike, Big Hal's 
peregrinations have taken him from Killbuck to 
Navy, via Ohio State and Yale. With his back- 
ground and some plentiful Buckeye determination, 
it is small wonder that he had little trouble with 
academics, excepting blinker, in which he was a 
charter member of the two per cent club. When it 
was possible to rouse the Carp from slumber or his 
magazines, he proved to be quite troublesome on 
the football field. Always worrying, but never 
worried, the Bull's good-naturedness invited and 
dispelled more than his share of pranks and jokes. 



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John Lawrence Carroll 

Fremont, Ohio 

James Haselien Chapman 

Florence, South Carolina 

Arthur Leon Chili, III 

North Hollywood, California 

With a crack in his voice and a smile on his face, 
Jack bossed his plebe company through the first 
summer. Since then, his abilities have made them- 
selves manifest in sports and studies. Lettering in 
three major sports, football, basketball, and la- 
crosse, he crowned his achievements by being 
elected captain of the basketball team. Ambitious 
and industrious, his tireless efforts paved the way 
for his academic accomplishments. Still, he found 
time to attend most of the social events, each time 
dragging a different girl from his bevy of women. 
Generous almost to a fault, his genial attitude is 
characteristic of his gentlemanly way. 

John Wesley Clayton 

Hazen, Arkansas 

Jack came to Bancroft via the U.S.S. Tennessee, 
where he was stationed as an electrician's mate 
second class when the Japs hit Pearl Harbor. Be- 
coming engaged to his boyhood sweetheart, Grace 
Smiley, during youngster summer leave, many of 
the fleeting week-ends found Jack and Grace enjoy- 
ing each other's company at the more pleasant 
diversions of life on the Severn. Jack found the 
system a bit difficult to cope with at the beginning, 
but steady improvement in the academic field 
enabled him to finish in the upper half of the class. 
We'll all remember Jack for his congenial nature 
and sincerity. 

"South Carolina first, then the U.S.A.," was 
"Befo de wo's" silent motto. With a boyhood in 
this sunny state, and three years at U. S, C. as a 
background, he could fight the Civil War over a 
bridge table with the best the Yankees could offer. 
Never worrying much about academics, Jim's idea 
of Heaven was horizontal drill with a good maga- 
zine. He had his own philosophy about women, 
but managed to get along with them, or at least 
most of them, in spite of it. For two years, at least, 
he never logged a frap. But to each new and har- 
assing innovation of the Executive Department 
he scowled and muttered, "Life was never like this 
'fo dc wo.' " 

... Ill stands for three repartees to your one. . . . 
Better known as Danny, he was a contributing 
factor to the success of the io44-'45 issues of the 
Log. One of the few remaining ho nest- to -good- 
ness martyrs, he has devoted the past three years to 
keeping up the morale of the girls on the homefront 

—and working on his academics in his spare time. 
He is the fortunate possessor of utter self-confidence 
and a philosophic outlook upon life. Discarding 
all setbacks and past mistakes, he never fails to 
come up with a clean slate and the retort, "Well, 
that's the way it goes. . . ." 



Milo George Coerper 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

Still innocently muttering to himself, "At last I'm 
in the Academy — I'm going to like it here at 
Navy!" Mike came to grips with the Executive 
Department, upperclassmen, plebe year and aca- 
demics. It was tough up-hill going, but hard work 
paid off. Maybe the shower of pennies that Te- 

cumseri raked off at exam time helped. His first 
class year found Mike across the Severn on the 
golf course at every opportunity. Handsome and 
good-natured, he beguiled the hearts of the femmes 
and won the friendship of his classmates. 

James Robert Collier 

Dallas, Texas 

Transplanted to Navy from V-12 at Southern 
Methodise, Jim found the change rather abrupt, 
but adjusted himself enough to be in the fight for 
the number one position. The highlights of plebe 
year were the tea fights at Carvel, real snow, and 
crew. The lament "scratch one O. A. O." was 
raised three times as a result of the beckonings of 
Hollywood and unsuccessful competition with an 
ait force lieutenant and a paratrooper. Drafted by 
an indolent first classman during plebe year to 
write for the Music Column of the Log, Hausel 
continued the work, and became the music editor 
first class year. 

John Doggett Corse 

Jacksonville, Florida 

Though he never prostituted his intellect by inordinate studying, John excelled in Bull, Dago and bridge. 
He delighted in verbal battles, belaboring plebes and classmates alike with trenchant sarcasm. No permanent 
entanglfng alliances, and an apparent belief that the grass was always greener u> someone else s pasture 
epitomized his dragging policy. After an enlightening experience youngster summer, blind dragg ng 
was verboten. On leave, John's objective was "a very merry,,,, quaffing, and 
unthinking time." 

James Byron Copenltaver, Jr. 

Bluefield, West Virginia 

Cope's arrival at the Naval Academy was the reali- 
zation of a lifelong dream. He was determined 
that he would acquire all that the Academy had to 
offer, and the stars he wore after plebe year proved 
that. With the beginning of youngster year he de- 
cided that he should become more of the ladies' 
man; therefore, with characteristic purposiveness, 
he set himself to the task of becoming attractive to 
the ladies, and, to quite a few he did. Although he 
was not primarily an athlete, he usually managed 
to participate. Cope worked hard at the Academy 
and made many lasting friends. 



Robert Elmer Cowell 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Big Bob, destined to break every swimming record 
he can lay his hands on, led and captained the Navy 
team with his ability. He invariable spent study 
hours looking at his books with his mind on the 
previous week-end or last leave, but when he was 
in the water or out with drags he handled himself 
like the best of professionals. No person could 
ever come in Bob's room without being forced to 
look at his "master gouge" of women on the 
locker door. He never said, "What ! No mail !" 
Bob's heritage of congeniality and firm convic- 
tions will always be remembered. 

Richard Potter Davis 

Pulaski, New York 

A gentleman from the frigid North, he likes mint 
juleps but never refuses a shake. A good movie, a 
Saturday afternoon informal, or a good book all 
go to make up Stinky's entertainment. He had one 
of the largest correspondence lists at the Academy. 
Ten letters a day was his normal quota. During 
plebe year his main love was Dago but at the end 
of such an unforgettable year, the snake in him won 
out and dragging became his main hobby. Stinky 
starred in plebe crew as well as in racing against 
time when slipping into his blue service "B." 
What he wore underneath is still a mystery. 

William James Crowe, Jr. 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 

This potential candidate for the posture squad, con- 
vinced that Maryland women had neither enough 
oil nor dust in their hair, had more than average 
time to devote to activities. Smooth in his ability 
to convince everyone that he was right, he talked 
the Academic Department into starring him; as a 
Sunday School teacher, he convinced children that 
the way of sin was not for them; he walked away 
with debating and oratory honors; and he seized 
the quarterdeck presidency. Endeavoring co remove 
the port list from his head, he worked out faith- 
fully and feverishly, but failed, and will always be 
remembered by his classmates as The Neck. 

Douglas Taylor Cummins 

Washington, D.C. 

It is only natural that Doug, being a walking 
encyclopedia on the U.S. Army and military 
stracegy, should end up at Annapolis to learn every- 
thing anew the Navy way. When not studying, 
Dudley, as he was dubbed plebe year by the first 
class, told jokes and stories. This is where he starred 

and his equal has never been found. On the serious 
side, Doug will be remembered as the blue-eyed 
blond towering above the company strutting to 
classes. His humor, congenial nature, and friendly 
personality, together with his ability to talk or 
argue with ease on any subject make him a 4.0 
wife and classmate. 



Dale Bellows Deaiherage 

Long Beach, California 

When D. B. was a wee lad, someone told him 
about the Academy, putting in his head the idea 
of leaving his home in Sunny California and jour- 
neying to the wicked East. When he wasn't telling 
us how to make a million dollars, he was enlarging 
on the beauty of Southern California, and he must 

really like it, because he had a hard time returning 
after each leave. His other attainments included 
gold, tennis, and a deep conviction that he could 
sing like Bing Crosby. His friends will remember 
him chiefly for his ready smile and ability to get 
along well with everyone. 

Frank Alexander Deaton 

Statesville, North Carolina 

Discarding the "Kaydet" grey of The Citadel and 
donning the Navy blue, Frank brought with him 
many of his high ideals and bright smiles. The 
Navy life looked dark at first, but before long he 
became an outstanding part of the system. Winning 
top places in track and cross-counrry, and with that 
smooth Rebel line, he won the hearts of even the 
Yankee girls. Taking academics in his stride, 
Frank, with his amiable ways and his willingness 
to learn, became a credit to the old "Trade School." 

John Pendleton Dwckett 

Alexandria, Virginia 

Fathered by a Mustang, Squeak had good reason to come to the Naval Academy and there was no one here 
who would not admit that our life was cheered a bit by his ever-ready smile. J P. s idea of a good tmie 
varied from week-end to week-end. Sports were to be tolerated during the week with sack dn 1 now and 
then, but when it came to week-ends, J. P.'s 6-foot .-inch frame, black hair, and disarming smile : did _ their 
work Possessed of a genuine love for wine, women, and song, he was happiest when surrounded by all 

Philip Cameron Diem 

Del a 

, Ohio 

When anyone mentions Cam, we'll all think of that 
big straight razor and leather strap which came into 
play every morning before breakfasr formation. 
But a clean shave and a new day came every rwenty- 
four during three years of vigor and growth. His 
musical talents found outlets in the choir and Glee 
Club, while his athletic endeavors centered around 
company sporrs and getting into Bancroft before 
hop liberty expired. Even though ours was a war 
class, with the customary four years packed into 
three, there was more than ample time for Cam's 
sincere personality and unceasing efforts to endear 
him to us all. 





Manuel Duplun, II 

Baltimore, Maryland 

Joseph Edward Earl 

New Albany, Indiana 

Edward James Eisenman 

Kansas City, Missouri 

This egregious midshipman, affectionately referred 
to by his friends as Dup, is the personification of 
that adage, "mighty oaks from little acorns grow." 
For chough Dup is small in stature, there is an at- 
mosphere of magnanimity about him, and his host 
of friends is large. He approaches academics, as 
every difficult task, with a manly zest, and there 
is no time in bis program for contemplation of 
defeat. Dup's source of energy and peerless cheer- 
fulness was a mystery to all. He was perhaps the 
only midshipman able to jump out of bed at the 
crack of dawn with a song on his lips. 

Robert Memtt Erhland 

Rochester, New York 

An outspoken opponent of slashes and of excessive 
avidity for academics was amiable Erb from 
Rochester, that enterprising, and much-heralded, 
little community of up-state New York. For those 
who demonstrated extra-curricular knowledge in 
the classroom, Bob would cock his head and screw 
his face into an inimitable and superlative expres- 
sion oi disdain. In athletics he made a reputation, 
of perhaps debatable splendor, in pushball and 
poker. Erb proved his innate Yankeeism by always 
keeping his weather eye open for "big deals." 
Whenever he showed up in a gathering, he and his 
grin would invariably become the life of the party. 

Hailing from the Hoosier State, Joe brought with 
him a cheerful disposition and a ready smile which 
have won him a host of friends throughout the 
Academy. Never a member of the radiator squad, 
Joe took an active part in basketball and battalion 
football. He spent his happy hours carrying on an 
enormous correspondence, stacking the cards for 
his nightly bridge game, or planning his week- 
ends. Every Saint Patrick's Day found Joe sporting 
the latest creation in green cap covers. He claims 
he spent his leaves hunting and fishing, but that 
they were too few and didn't last long enough. 

Our first recollection of Eis is of an affable, barrel- 
chested Missourian, bearing the colors of his plebe 
company. His natural athletic ability and former 
academic training stood him in good stead, as he 
was able to participate in three major sports and 
still rank high in his class. His spontaneous wit 

and genuine friendliness made Jim a favorite in 
social circles and well known among his classmates. 
His cocky gait and self-assurance are deeply im- 
bedded in the memories of all of us. Three years at 
Navy have molded him into a clear-thinking 
officer and a thorough gentleman. 



Donald William Fantozzi 

Oak Park, Illinois 

"What a fantastic chow, George!" identified this 
fighting Illinois man. Next to queens, The Phan- 
tom's favorite topic of conversation was daily 
meals. Academics were not the only activities in 
which Don stood out. for he was always way 
above the crowd in P-rades. It wasn't hard to pick 

John Richard Fisher 

Columbus, Ohio 

Jack must have trouble saying "Goodbye" to his 
native Buckeye State because he always races back 
to Bancroft Hall a few minutes before or after 
"H" hour. The pictures he brings back prove that 
his leaves are well spent. In Ree/ Points he describes 
to the new plebes every building and monument 
in the Yard. Along the sport line Jack has burned 
up the cinders in track and cross-country, but he 
includes sailing as another pastime. His high 
academic standing reflects his serious outlook on 
life. However, academics never lower his quota of 
one letter per study hour. 

Edward Duffy French 

Hewlett, New York 

, i „J „„rb rhe wrestling mat than with his studies, he showed 

Although Ed's abilities were more closely <"<( ™th f^X desire to make life a continuous playtime 

his classmates that the lack of F™ollegc t, ran amg an d b to ^^ ^ ^.^ 

shouldn't be a handicap to anyone. Duffy s knack of makmg las ug ^P ^ ^ ^ ^ 

faces, though one wonders what sort of past life he led for an ™PJ bu[ whercver he gocs 
he leaves the Severn this June, his weather eye will be toward the suom 
a quick wit and strong determination will carry him through. 

out his smiling face as he passed in review, bounc- 
ing along on his invisible pogostick. Through con- 
stant diligence, Don became a top member of the 
battalion squash team. For his swimming prowess 
he was curiously enough called The Rock. Through 
great effort he was able to pass those attempts at 
mass drowning known as swimming tests. 

William Richard Fitzwihon 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

If what we say goes, Pittsburgh's main claims to 
fame are good steel and Fitz. The association, 
together with his years in the Fleet, must have been 
beneficial, because in academics, athletics, and in 
just plain man-to-man relationships he showed an 
abundance of good blending and proper tempering. 
Math and happy hours were his fortes, and it took 
a rough day in Steam to keep a melody from his 
lips. He insisted that his banker's hairline was due 
only to his hectic duty on the venerable "Queen." 
We know Fitz, will leave Severn shores cherishing 
yesterday, awake to today, confident of tomorrow. 




Ernest Sullivan Fritz 

Washington, D.C. 

Alton Cason Gallup 

Virginia Beach, Virginia 

Stanley Piatt Gary 

New York, New York 

The old Navy saying that "land's a nice place to 
visit" aptly describes Fritzic's philosophy. He 
came to the Academy after two and a half years in 
the Fleet and his stay here was marked by an im- 
patience to return to sea. With this determination 
in mind he conquered the Academic Group with 
flying colors. As a side line his chief interest was 
the Press Detail with free trips to cover all the 
football games from a warm pressbox while others 
marched on the held. Fritzic's easy combination 
of conscientious work and good naturcd kidding 
earned him many friends and a foundation lor 
success in future years. 

Joseph David Glecfeler 

Sherman, Texas 

Gleck, who was forever fixin' to to this or that, 
always managed to accomplish whatever he ser out 
to do. Most of us will remember him for his box- 
ing skill, but we cannot overlook his ability in 
soccer. Ambitious and tenacious, his thorough- 
going way has enabled him to grasp his academics 
with little difficulty and stand well up in his class. 
His character is as smooth and flawless as the man- 
ner in which his clean stride carries his erect figure. 
Genial and generous, he is a true Southerner who 
blends an officer's force with a gentleman's case to 
form a well-rounded man. 

As salty as three years duty in the Fleet could make 
anybody, Ace Gallup was characterized by the 
habitual neatness of a good sailot. Plebc year was 
over before he got the word and quit yelling, "Hit 
the deck" every morning. Taking easily to his 
saber, Ace won his N youngster year. Following 
the traditions of all good sailors, the Rebel was 
never seen in the Academy on a week-end, but 
always appeared just in time for formation. He 
was never on good terms with academics, but his 
knowledge of men will serve him in good stead as 
an officer. 

A big city lad from the Bronx, Scan came to the 
Naval Academy wich a determination to get this 
stuff and get ic he did. A consistent wearer of stars 
showing his victories over the Academic Depart- 
ment, he also found time to act as company sob 
sister. "Go see Stan," was the phrase that came up 

when anybody was in trouble. If there was any way 
things could be patched up, Stan could be counted 
on to find it. Stan made a gteat host of friends 
with his easy-going, fun-loving, amiable per- 
sonality. And there is no doubc that he will make 
as many friends in the Fleet as he has made here. 



Charles Olan Glisson, Jr. 

Falls Church, Virginia 

A Navy junior, Cog soon became famous as a chow 
hound, a sack lover, and rhe man who inaugurared 
the custom of rhe third secrion not mustering with 
the watch squad. To him, a good novel or Time 
magazine was irrestible. A fencer by choice, he 
came home many nights with his back bloody but 

his head unbowed. He was saved from being a 
Red Mike only by an occasional bitter battle which 
forced him to drag. Truly a grand guy and swell 
roommate, Cog will be remembered by his class- 
mates as a walking Naval information bureau, 
movie gouge, and a real friend to everyone. 

Robert Franklin Gower 

Lawton, Oklahoma 

As an Oklahoman, Bob was the subject of frequent 
jokes concerning his aspirations for a nautical 
career. But his ready smile and quick replies made 
him an imporrant member of the all too numerous 
bull sessions held in his room. Bob's motto, 
"Never drag Blind," was learned rhe hard way. 
Alrhough not exactly an academic star, the varsity 
tennis team will evet be indebted to him for his 
fine support. In spite of his interest in all spores, 
Bob was always ready to catch forty winks and 
ever-willing to make a fourth in bridge. In his 
more serious moments, however, the Marine Corps 
and aviarion were uppermost in his mind. 


John Ninian Guil 

Glenwood Springs, Colorado 

Big John, a regulation and practical-minded fellow from Colorado's western slope w.ll long be -memb red 
by his classmates for his amiable personality, honesty, and more than anything else a ^oe shme and b 
second to none. After floating through a term of academics, 'Reason-u-out Guild crossed r ver with 
fabulous ease. Study hours were spent with the Radio Amateur's Handbook; week-ends „ the T^Pf * 
dark room; and almost every afternoon would find him pursuing h,s favorite sports, swimming, sailing 
and water polo. Albie, an Army brat, for three years anticipated a career >n the Marines. 

William Thomas Griffin Granat 


ton, D.C. 

Rocky was one of those fellows who could make 
life enjoyable under any circumstances. We saw 
his happy-go-lucky outlook revealed in his many 
cartoons for the Log and Trident Calendar which 
mirrored the humorous side of life here at Navy. 
Perhaps his good-natured disposition could he 
credited to the fact that he was one of the fortunate 
ones who was able to "get this stuff." Besides his 
studies, cartoons, and getting his wile oil to forma- 
tions on time, the Rock found enough time to pur- 
sue his interest in languages and his favorite pas- 
time of getting laughs and fun out of life. 



Edward Carlton Guillot, Jr. 

Niw Orleans, Louisiana 

Edgar Guest Hanson 

Gregory, South Dakota 

John Trimble Harris 

Paris, Kentucky 

Although wc managed to settle the Civil War 
amicably with Corky, we Yankees could never 
talk him out of voting straight Democratic. In 
spire ol the fact that our Bayou boy was new at 
sailing, the starboat crew welcomed him for his 
wood-working experience. As for dragging, young- 
ster year started off rather promisingly, but un- 
fortunately for American womanhood, Corky's 
interests turned to other more substantial pursuits. 
Above everything he loved Juice. We worried 
when he started investigating the hidden workings 
of radios, but nothing disastrous ever happened. 
His ability did not stop with Juice, however, for 
Corky starred consistently. 

William Lawrence Harris, Jr. 

Kansas City, Missouri 

A sparkling product from the heart of the nation 
and the "Show Me" State, Bill gained early in 
plebc year a reputation for showing others, and has 
been doing so ever since. If you were looking for 
the solution of a knotty Calculus problem or pos- 
sibly a queen and blind drag for the next hop, you 
just dropped around to Bill's room — he never 
failed to come through. A true friend, fascinator 
ol drags, aviation enthusiast, energetic trackman, 
member of the elite Hying squadron, connoisseur 
or the arcs ot Mathematics and Physics, smiling 
and friendly, Wilyum proved his mettle in all his 

Don't let the name fool you; our "Edgar Guest" 
was definitely not the fireside philosopher type. On 
the contrary, Ed was found working hard at varsity 
lacrosse, junior varsity football, and basketball. 
Add to his athletic prowess a toothy Swedish grin, 
a quick temper, and a star average and you will 
have a composite picture of Ed Hanson. One of his 
nastier habits was following the Mate around when 
he was delivering chow. The big ex-farmer was 
liked by all, and if he goes into the Fleet with the 
same determination with which he plays lacrosse 
and studies Math, he'll really make out. 

Harris from Paris will be remembered as one of the 
big guns of the Reception Committee, for his gib 
"pah-ties" on leave, as an engineer by profession, 
but a liberal artist at heart, who appreciated fine 
music and literature, and as one with a will of his 
own and the faith of his convictions. He was 

always ready for a dragging party or a tea fight 
at Carvel in spite of the rat-race created by a big 
week-end on the Reception Committee. When he 
sets his sights for a task you can rest assured it will 
merit a "well done." 



William George Heame 

Poplar Bluff, Missouri 

"We're loyal to you, Poplar Bluff. We're loyal and 
true Poplar BlufT." Anyone warning to know the 
latest about the Bluff, (the gateway to the beautiful, 
scenic Ozarks of Missouri) see "Bees-Buddy." Had 
che O. D. not come around youngster year he could 
have shown you at graduation any edition of the 

home town gazette since plebe summer. Battlin 
Bill could always be counted on to ask the prof 
those simple questions, which usually ended up with 
the poor fellow in knots, reaching for his gouge. 
Few of us will have to think twice before remem- 
bering him, as he's had little trouble making lasting 

George Franklin Hedrickj Jr. 

York, Pennsylvania 

George is one of the most versatile men in the class. 
The Academic Department not being much of a 
stumbling block for him, he has had time to branch 
out in an extra-curricular way He held down the 
lead alto sax stand in the NA-io and often gave 
one-man musicales for the listening pleasure of 
his classmates. A good hurdler on the Penn Stace 
track team, George developed into a champion 
under the tutelage of Navy's Coach Thompson. 
It is rumored that he developed those powerful 
legs dashing for the phone booths. 

Charles Andrew Hertel 

Batesville, Indiana 

O'Mallcy is the Navy's rear guard expert. Being perpetually out of step this threat to the section leader's 
. ' , , c • n ,~, m , r rhrd in the rear rank from plebe summer till graduation. But 

relations wth the Executive Department marched in tnc rear .a.. * . , H ,,„-„„ „„j;,j „., i,„, 

despite being short he proved himself in athletics, the rougher ones being preferred. Having studied prelaw 
at Wabh College he's at his best when in a controversial discussion. His ^J^ « *£* 
and sailing. His principal characteristic is the ability to work tirelessly to realize an amb.tion. The Naval 
Air Corps is his goal, towards which he has already spent two summers in flight training. 

Nathaniel Heller 

Brooklyn, New York 

Coming to us from che Black Gang, Nat lound 
Academy life a considerable change from liberty 
days in Frisco. He is remembered for a willingness 
to help, a knowledge of classical music which con- 
tinuously amazed his friends, a growth ol h.iir on 
his chin far exceeding that on the top of his head, 
and, above all, the ever-prescne big black secgar. 
Although academics kept him busy, Nat was 
rarely in the Yard during liberty periods. He was 
an exponent of the sack drill, but he proved that 
he was an outstanding cross-country man, and that 
he could do well in many other sports. 



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Lawrence Eugene Hess, Jr. 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Paul Nutter Hewett 

Webster Groves, Missouri 

Arthur James Hodder, Jr. 

Swissvale, Pennsylvania 

A will to win and determination that defied defeat 
characterized Larry's efforts on the gridiron. His 
rugged physique often supplied a generous eighth 
in propelling a shell up the Severn, and at wrestling 
drills the coach invariably picked him to help 
demonsttate holds. His ponderous gait prompted 
classmates to call him The Tank. Strenuous sports 
occupied his afternoons, but social activities were 
very much a part of his week-ends. He demon- 
strated a cheerfulness that became infectious. This, 
coupled with carnesteness, typified all his endeavors. 

Arthur William Holfield, Jr. 

West Virginia 

Having entered the Academy after three years of 
Fleet duty, Jim continually employed this expe- 
rience to the benefit of his classmates. A man with 
an unusual interest in sports, he became sports 
editor of the Log. His ability to place first in almost 
every race was a determining factor in the success 
of the championship company cross-country team. 
Although Jim preferred extra-curricular activities, 
he proved himself academically by standing in the 
upper half of his class. Jim is known for his con- 
scientious, unyielding efforts to do well in any task. 
His shipmates will remember him for his pleasant 
combination of considetation and congeniality. 

The only things that disturbed this man from Mis- 
souri were reveille, not getting that daily letter, 
and an electric razor buzzing when the radio was 
playing sweet music. After a two-year fued with 
the Math Department, Spike finally had them see- 
ing things his way. The company found him an 
excellent asset in running the 440 or cross-country 
meet, but when he could, he enjoyed his favorite 
sport of sailing, being one of the salty set. He has 
that happy balance of seriousness and humor that 
has carried him with a smile through the worst the 
Academy has to offer. 

Jim came to the Naval Academy after attending 
Bullis Prep, where in addition to knowledge he 
gained the nickname of Burlie. His friendly smile 
and manner enabled him to make many friends 
quickly. Burlie was always happy and carefree in 
any situation and could always be counted on for 

a laugh. With his never-ending witticisms and 
good sense of humor he was continually the cyno- 
sure of any gathering. Burlie had a vety sure way 
with the fairer sex and few were the hops that he 
missed. His positive moral character and con- 
scientiousness are certain to insure success in the 



Jack Anton Horst 

Clinton, Iowa 

jack hailed from the flat plains of Iowa, where he 
had plenty of room to sprout up like a corn scalk. 
His tall, stately structure gave him a true military 
appearance which was backed by three years of 
military training at Wentworth. When Jack was 
not fighting it out with the Academic Departments, 

Donald Farrel Houck 

Delano, California 

A true son of California, Don has never foregone a 
chance to enumerate the wonders of his native 
state. Although he stood in the upper fifteen per 
cent of his class, he frequently found time for a 
short snooze or a letter to some young lady. His 
"Has anybody got any chow?" was always an indi- 
cation that study hour was over. D. F. was active 
in athletics, and two favorite habitats were the 
varsity wrestling loft and the lacrosse field. His 
affability and his studied witticisms contributed 
much to the interest of any gathering. Occasion- 
ally, dragging broke the routine of week-ends de- 
voted to shut-eye. 

Verne H. Jennings, Jr. 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota 

r ■ c r L ni l ,,„„fP„rdue University, Verne brought with him an engaging personality 
Coming from South Dakota by way of Purdu : Un .ver , ^ ^ ^ ^^ 

and seriousness of purpose which have won h m mn dc «b ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 

Verne built up a mountainous correspondence 1 ictures trom n youngster summer drags 

test and provided scores of mates with furtive ^"^ J^L^ Verne was serious about 
earned him this nickname) always had his next leave P^™^» ~^ a „ d was a kader in his 
his life at the Academy. He studied hard to get plenty ol gravy trom y 

company from the start. 

he was grunting with the wrestlers, struggling over 
Battalion pushball, or trying to keep his wives from 
sampling his home-made chow. Jack needed a little 
urging for dragging, but once started he left a 
churning wake. To follow in the footsteps of his 
two cloud-hopping brothers is one of Jack's am- 

John Edward lllingworth 

Red Oak, Iowa 

Started in July of 1943, The Illingworth was de- 
veloped and commissioned in June of 1946. One 
of the company sports boys, he starred on winning 
basketball and football teams. Studious, indus- 
trious, and ambitious, are words descriptive of him. 
Geronimo, his hair never more than an inch long, 
was a marked man from plcbe year, when he 
casually asked whether or not he should order six 
more pictures of himself because, "I might meet 
some women around here someday." Not exactly 
a Fred Astaire, Illy, nevertheless, was 4.0 on the 
dance floor. Look at The lllingworth with con- 
sideration, for you'll be hearing a lot of him in the 



Malvern Hill Lash Jester 

Newport News, Virginia 

Donald Robert Jex 

Port Huron, Michigan 

Ben Johnson, III 

Shreveport, Louisiana 

Two years at M.I.T., in Yankee land, failed to alter 
jeet's love for the "Old South" and his home state. 
Mai could he depended on to defend any hopelessly 
abstract idea or lost cause, for M. H. L. excelled in 
Bull and was never bettered in an argument. His 
intense application and his immense library enabled 
him to solve the most baffling problems, and to 
excel in the practical sciences. Although he claimed 
24 hours insufficient for his studies, you could find 
him on Holland Field any afternoon throwing the 
hammer. He showed versatility in other track 
events and also in swimming. 

Walter Franklin Johnson 

Long Beach, C 


A resume of Walt's sundry achievements is best 
given by an analogy from youngster Bull; by saying 
that his diplomatic powers were mightily strength- 
ened by beating skillful retreats from his entang- 
ling alliances with the fair sex. He was always 
ready for a dragging week-end and it was a rarity 
to attend a Hop and find Walt absent. With an 
academic mind, he had clear sailing in everything 
but Espanol, which was his nemesis, and which 
accounted for a major portion of his studying time. 
Walt provided us many good times through his 
joviality and his well-stocked little black book. 

Doc's wavy red hair has grown from thin to thin- 
ner through his years at the Academy as he en- 
deavored to keep his studies up while participating 
in the choir, Glee Club, Ree/ Points, and "Sub"- 
marine squad. Pinky, Doc's other alias, was well 
liked by his classmates and would fight at the drop 
of a hat, for Michigan in general, and Port Huron 
in particular. He disliked losing arguments, but 
loved cross-country hikes with fried chicken, po- 
tato chips, marshmallows, and gingerale as an 
appetizer. He was a hard-working fellow with a 
4.0 personality. He had a romantic and sincere 
outlook on life, with his post-graduation plans all 

Benny, with his perpetual smiles, wisecracks, and 
"Howdy Podner" has always been a constant 
source of amusement, although he is invariably 
being kidded about his "Louisiana Lingo." John- 
son's initiative has come through in many a critical 
moment, whether it be on the track, at a company 

meeting, or some other activity. Those of us who 
knew him will remember him for his ability to get 
along with the gang and the tenacious determina- 
tion with which he stuck to anything he undertook. 
His Navy life has been a far cry from swinging in 
the saddle back home, but his willingness will carry 
him through to future successes. 



William Manville Johnson, Jr. 

Westport, Connecticut 

After solving the complex problems caused by the 
Executive Department putting two W. M. John- 
sons in the same company, and segregating his 
blues from those of his identically named classmate, 
Bill settled down for a three-year battle with the 
Bull Department. Gymnastics and a yawl com- 

Charles burner Joy, Jr. 

Chevy Chase, Maryland 

Turner was born into the service and came to the 
Academy already accustomed to the ways of the 
Navy. His expectation of an easy three years here 
was shattered when he discovered that he had to 
study a little. However, his ambition and tremen- 
dous capacity for work saw him easily through and 
left him abundant time to engage in his favorite 
pastimes, diving and dragging. On the diving 
board and off, his poise and self-assurance give a 
key to a really dynamic character. Turner's love 
of the setvice, and earnest ambition, will make 
him hard to keep down when the going gets rough. 

Lawrence Borges Kiiier 

Lima, Ohio 

«. , , it n „A rzrefree life of a Sigma Chi at Dartmouth to become 

Larry did not find it too difneu It to leave the *^~^l*£ hours in the Academy pool will 
one of Uncle Sam's -pampered pets. Anyone ^j™^™ [Q be cuc ouc for him as was evidenced 
agree that he has a natutal affinity ^J^^T^^T joining bull sessions and carrying on a 
by his good standing, regardless of the fact *?*?*?£ are characteristic of his Midwestern nature 
heavy correspondence. His genial smile and friendly attitude 
that will add many to his already abundant supply of rriends. 

mand took most of his free time while the rest was 
spent keeping up his vast correspondence with the 
fairer sex. Bill has that rare knack of making the 
most of evety minute, studying when necessary, 
and taking full advantage of every leisure moment. 
One suspects, however, that his heart is and will 
always be in the white hills of New England. 

Stuart Dodds Kearney 

Worcester, Massachusetts 

A willingness to help others will always be asso- 
ciated with Stu's personality. His well-kept and 
extensive notes, and his unusual memory helped 
many underclassmen through the rough spots of 
plebe and youngster years. Stu's belief in physical 
as welt as mental improvement prompted his daily 
workouts, through which he developed a physique 
chat has been envied by many. In the afternoons 
after drill, when not concentrating his endeavors in 
the gymnasium or on the cinder track, he could 
usually be found going through his routine in the 
weight-lifting loft. He possessed Yankee ingenuity 
and common sense in high degree. 



Charles Anthony Kiser 

Mason Ci i v, low \ 

Walter James Krstich 

Akron, Ohio 

John Den Langford 

North Platte, Nebraska 

Chuck, whose radiant smile is exceeded only by his 
broad shoulders, is .1 product ol Iowa's best. His 
beaming personality and vigor soon earned him 
many friends as well as .111 unending flow of nick- 
names Alter playing a year ol plebe football, 
Chuck advanced to tin- varsity squad, there to win 
his coveted "N" Army kept the scar. Since aca- 
demics were not a constant worry to Charlie, he 
found many spare moments to eat someone else's 
chow or meditate over his Wisconsin mail 
Charlie's drive and good nature insure success 
for him in whatever he ni.iv choose 

George Michael Larlun, Jr. 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Possessing a smile chat is essential to Irish malarkcy, 
Mike, with his ability as a showman, has placed 
himself in the memories a( many. Although his 
athletic achievements are numerous, most ol his 
time here at the Academy has been given to loot- 
ball, in whicll he has been a valuable asset, both 
morally and physically With little effort he re 
maincd well above a\eragc in his class and still 
found time to be the lile ol many Saturday night 
chow parties. With a typical Irish wit Mike com- 
bined an officer's assurance and a gentleman's way 
to form a personality envied by all. 

It can safely be said that Kris maintained as high a 
point gravy-pcr-book-hour ratio as any savoir in 
Bancroft Hall. Despite the time demands of choir, 
Reception Committee, Musical Club Show, stripes, 
and sports, Walt starred with case. Although a 
staunch believer in week-end dragging, the gold 
on his bathrobe shows that he never allowed the 
girls to interfere with football and crew practice 
His quick understanding and hearty good-natured- 
ness brought him many friends in all classes 
throughout the Academy. Never a slave co rigid 
conventions, Walt's independence of thought, keen 
judgment, and resourcefulness will help him to 
continued success. 

Jackson spent his energy on things other than aca- 
demics from Pearl Harbor to Savo, but at the 
latter his ship went down, and he soon found him- 
self manning the blackboards. His first year passed 
amidst demerits and an attempt at the coveted 
Anchor Man. But upon acquiring a slash wife 

during youngster year, he was soon striking for the 
medal to be presented for greatest improvement 
over plebe year. Doity starred on the football field 
and in che steerage. His most common remark was, 
"Now I remember" — and all within hearing dis- 
tance would stop and listen to the wonders of the 
Dusty State. 



Eugene Patrick Lawler 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

Via the "U.S.S. Lea" and the Naval Academy 
Prep School Pat came to the Academy with self- 
assurance and a sense of know-how that quickly 
gained the respect and admiration of his classmates. 
His versatility never ceased to amaze us. Academics 
required no strain from Patrick, and his spirit com- 

pensated for short legs in any and all forms of ath- 
letics. Reading, sketching, and singing were his 
loves, second only to the one that waited at home. 
The little giant never by-passed an argument. His 
eyes were on the road ahead, and for him only suc- 
cess awaits at the end of that road. 

Richard Gene Layser 

Mverstown, Pennsylvania 

Gunner found that the only ship big enough to hold 
his mighty hulk was a sub. When the Math De- 
partment discovered that the only way he could 
add two and two was to get out his bead board, 
they closed in, and the next two ycats were more 
dangerous than a sub pattol. The Mighty Midget 
found his athletic ability in lacrosse and proved to 
all that dynamite comes in small packages. He 
got more letters in one mail than his three wives 
did in a month, and all from "her." If you should 
ever feel someone poking you in the ribs, and say- 
ing, "Hey, Bub," reach and take him in tow— a 
well found friend 

Neale Edward Leete 

Lansdowne, Pennsylvania 

n II ft -d his chessboard prowess, and his mastery of 
The thoughtful, easy-going temperament ^^"^.^L^wfefa meant to be leisurely enjoyed. He naturally 

such skills as billiards and poker attested to his beUet Bar. . ^.^j^ of an agrariarl friend became, 

succeeded to the presidency of the Chess Club and tnroug Nca , c , s misfortunc in picking company 

in addition, the German Club president. A plain bathrobe ev ^^ ^ ^^ ^ ^j thtough 

sports, but he consoled himself with vta onsofl '" ^ " fl ^ 
Steam, was fot two years the company s omniscient 

Robert Earl Lee 


To the surprise of everyone thai meets him, Hob 
has nothing in common with the OU South I I' 
came from California, through the lint, to try his 
luck at the Navy's Trade School. His luck was 
excellent, and by diligent effort he managed to 
place himself in thai small category known as the 
savoirs. His avid interests included athletics, sail 
ing, and the social activities of the week end Dur- 
ing his career, Bob became noted for his ability on 
the violin, which frequently led to investigation 
as to the possibility of unauthorized feline animals 
on the deck 



Isham Wiseman hinder 

Boulder, Colorado 

Percival Davis Lowell, Jr. 

Chevy Chase, Maryland 

Herbert Marcus Lundien, Jr. 

Falls Church, Virginia 

Not even Sam's love of the West nor the lure of 
coeducational college joys interfered with his 
career at the "University of Navy." He had the 
envied faculty of being able to combine business 
with pleasure in a most satisfying manner. Writing 
for the Lofi and Trident was an accomplished 
hobby. His wife remains convinced that it was his 
passion alone for avoiding those football game 
hikes chat led to his coveted position on the Press 
Detail. Sam devoted himself seriously to whatever 
task he undertook. Crew was his sport and he won 
his first N during youngster year. 

George Maragos 

St. Louis, Missouri 

Although lie hails from the Show Me State, it was 
usually George who did the showing when it came 
to academics. Not one to keep his talents to him- 
self, he was always more than willing to play 
teacher to the steady stream of classmates that came 
to his room with the query, "How does this work, 
George?" Exceptionally well versed in all topics 
of interest, he was ever-ready to bring his quick wit 
to play in a lively bull session, which invariably 
ended in a debate on his favorite subject, Russia. 
His straightforwardness and genial personality 
will continue to make George many friends. 

There are various and sundry ways of obtaining an 
appointment to the Naval Academy, but without 
a doubt the hardest way is working your way up 
from the Fleet. That is how Pete got here. Pete is 
a conscientious worker in anything in which he 
participates. We will remember Percy, as his inti- 
mate friends hail him, for his straightforwardness. 
Pete was always willing to help his classmates, and 
usually did more than his share in this respect. Pete 
is an unusually quiet fellow who never let the ups 
and downs of the Academy turn him from his 
pacific ways. 

"Anyone want to be lined up with a queen next 
week-end? just drop around and see Handsome 
Hubert." He was glad to help anyone out. As 
long as he heard regularly from the O. A. O., and 
didn't let a week-end go by without seeing her, he 
was happy. Hubert's massive frame and mighty 

muscles proved to be just what the sports program 
needed. To get Herb into an argument one had 
only to criticize the South; otherwise, he was the 
most easy-going sailor ever to drifc through the 
Academy. Get things done fast and have plenty of 
time to rest — that was Hubert! 



George Patrick March 

Portland, Oregon 

Two years at Oregon State plus an excellent mind 
gave Pat a good head start on the Academic De- 
partment, and he hasn't yielded an inch. A virtual 
Red Mike, he has divided his time among crew, 
Russian, and building a colorful name for himself. 
Trigger! as a nickname, and the phrase "Pulling 


a Pat March" arc well known to his many friends. 
Talking Russian in his sleep is but one of many 
accomplishments. His quick Irish humor and a 
deep sense of responsibility are two of his best 
assets. "What is the center of the universe, Pat. 
Portland, Oregon, he'll tell you every time. 

Lawrence Albert Marousek 

Baltimore, Maryland 

Wherever a crowd was gathered you'd be sure to 
find Larry as the center of attraction imitating some 
personage at Navy, or hotly defending his beloved 
Baltimore against derogatory remarks by foreigners 
who claimed they had been there and seen it too. 
A good athlete, as well as a good student, Larry 
proved invaluable on the varsity soccer team 
youngster and first class year, and a power at bat 
for the plebe baseball team. The company was 
seldom dull, though, because Larry, when not 
imitating Vaughn Monroe, the Ink Spots, or some 
pro f worried verbally about bilging In truth, he 
was 'ready to pack if he ever got under j. 4 . 

Allen Francis Maxfield 

BmniKi in, New York 

Al came to the Academy from the fircroom ol the 
"U S.S. Bridge," and since then has kept foremosl 
in his mind a post as engineering officer aboard a 
new destroyer. When not studying, Al spent most 
of his time either rowing, or guiding the Log 
through a successful year as circulation manager 
He belicvcJ in efficiency in everything, arid con- 
sidered no job too small to be done tight. Max will 
probably be best remembered for his vocal rendi- 
tions of well-known songs. His sincerity of pur- 
pose and devotion to duty have kept him high in 
his class and faithful to his Margie. 

Rooert Hanson McDougal 

Sanford, Maine 

, „ m lunior hails from the hamlet of Sanford, Maine. 
Fat mote at home in an apple orchard than in a c ^jg^ from French girls, and a cerram first 
Plebe vear a merry-go-round of plebe coxs n, Mcintosh app . ^.^ [Q glve up CIC w 

dassman frL TeLLee. lapsed into more ~ £» - resu^ ^ g^ 

in favor of company sailing and dragging £%££** of gasoline in the family stat.on wagon. Am 
ing about the condition of the ski runs 
bitions? Subs, a wife, and apples. 



Gordon Edward McPaddcn 

Bellmore, Long Island, New York 

Jeffrey Caswell Metzel, Jr. 

Chew Chase, Maryland 

Ralph Hugh Minor 

Everett, Washington 

Here .u die Trade School, McDufi" was one of diose 
fellows who "gits this stuff." Always the Thesbian, 
taking part m the Masqueraders and Musical Club 
Shows, and directing the class Christmas Card 
Committee, Mac still found time to develop a 
remarkable affinity for his sack and an ability to 
plague his wives with "Ain't dat for da boids?" 
Cannily stretching his "monthly insult," and never 
missing a hop, G. E, cheered the heart of many a 
beautiful young femme. The future holds all, 
success and happiness, for such an optimist and 
man of unbounded ability— the Gordon E. 

Randolph Mitchell, Jr 

...w u 1 1 ii 


Randy, infant of the company, cut short his carc- 
free college d.\ys at Purdue to make them more so 
at Navy. Being a student of Japanese, Mitch al- 
most committed academic hari-kari at the prospect 
ol a post-war Japanese governorship. As a plebc, 
Mitch got this stuff pretty well, so, early in the 
year, he put in for a 30-day tour of duty over at 
the hospital. Finding that duty well suited to his 
talents, he applied for, and received, a 30-day 
surgical repeat during youngster year. As 
though still not satisfied, this happy thought re- 
mains on his locker door, "Life's a trap." 

The book shelves sagged beneath the weight of 
Jeff's comprehensive library of all the latest in news 
magazines. This Navy junior's study hours were 
punctuated with discriminating contradictions of 
the best editorialists. However, his outlook was 
not broad enough to tolerate Dago, and he would 
seek relief in his world of periodicals, or on the 
gridiron. As the months wore on his face became 
dangerously florid, not so much from dissipation 
as from his hopelessly undersize collars. The 
tighter the collars became, the more feverish became 
his witticisms, for which he in time became locally 

From the peaceful Snohomish River Valley came 
Hugo, blond, affable, and possessing an innocent 
exterior that hid his non-reg soul. A firm believer 
in the powers of vitamin pills, he exerted himself 
in swimming, dabbled in boxing, and filled in the 
spare hours with a bit of tennis, handball, or sailing. 

Hugh is one of the few men to have learned how 
to sail a yawl from a book. He served the Log as 
chief expediter in charge of passing work from 
upperclassmen to plebes. A bit of a savoir, Hugh 
had plenty of time for dragging, his tastes proving 
him a true connoisseur. 



Arthur William Moesta, Jr. 

Grosse Pointe, Michigan 

Hailing from the Wolverine State, Moe was always 
ready to stand up and laud the merits of the old 
hometown, whether in regard to weather or 
women. On his B-robe he sported numerals won 
back home. His fund of sports lore answered many 
a plebe question, and he participated actively in 

Maurice Oscar Muncic 

Seminole, Oklahoma 

Mo came to the Naval Academy after a semester 
ac Oklahoma A & M and one year in the Fleet. 
Although no savage blood runs through his veins, 
the Indian is often asked when he's going back to 
the reservation. His ability in combatant sports 
such as boxing and wrestling has caused his ath- 
letic career to be centeted about them. Mo's 
friendly mechod of extracting discipline from sub- 
ordinates will make him a capable officer. Previous 
training at submarine school is responsible for his 
preference for the under-water fleet, and his deep 
desire to wear dolphins. 

Kenneth Arthur Murray 

Bavside, New York 

After two years at William and Mary, Ken decided I „-*£ ^£~+& BuRS 
mistic about his struggle with academics, he ^etealway^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ fc Hfa 
man ever to complete the line of "Babcock and wuc - ^^ ^^ endeared him to his wives, 

midnight discourses on Forms "W," women, and the state f „ womc „, lnd his 

Always in the midst of every bull session, Ken s knowledge or everyth g 
subtle humor have made him friends throughout the br.gade. 

plebe and intramural athletics. He contributed his 
singing talents to the chapel choir. At outside 
formations Moe wielded his sticks as the leader of 
the Drum Detail. At times the academic hurdles 
were high, but the spirit in which Moe surmounted 
them increased the admiration we felt for him. 

Henry Farnandis Munnihhuysen 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Out of the smoke of Pittsburgh came Hank co 
make his mark at the Naval Academy. Although 
his first love is a starboat, playing his saxophone, 
working with his model railroads, and collecting 
pictures of street cars have accounted for quite a 
bit of his spare time. Perhaps these various inter- 
ests can answer for Henry's being the pronounced 
Red Mike that he is. Always unpetturbed and unas- 
suming, yet at times more than a little on the dig- 
nified side, Hank's affability, together with his 
sound ideas and resourcefulness, have made his 
companionship indeed a great pleasure to all of us. 



Frank Robert Neshitt 

Bronx, New York 

William Nivison, Jr. 

Gardiner, Maine 

Daniel Nou>lin 

Jackson, Wyoming 

Frank looked over the collegiate zodiac and changed 
his sign from the Fordham Ram to the Navy Goat. 
All day long he would yell to the mate's desk to 
inquire about mail distribution, and in the evenings, 
after having had his regular workout in the gym- 
nasium, he would bury himself in piles ol Skinnv 
papers. He claimed himself a sworn bachelor, but 
few others dragged with such zeal. For everyone 
he bad a grin, a greeting, and a groan about aca- 
demics. Academics proved to be full of snares for 
him, but by burning pre-revcille oil he managed to 
cross the roughest of "rivers" successfully. 

Jerry John Nuss 

Lincoln, Nebraska happened? What's Nuss done now? That 
is the way it has been for three years, an uninter- 
rupted series of Jerry's antics, unpredictable, but all 
bearing the characteristic Nuss stamp. One of our 
savoirs, Jerry had a remarkable memory lor formu- 
las and an uncanny intuition in locating decimal 
points. Jerry was not one to shirk in exercising 
his rates. To begin with, he asked for a plebe year 
and received one. As an upperclassman El Nusso 
placed a strict interpretation on the "advise, in- 
struct, and admonish" clause in regard to the 
plebes. But who among us will fail to remember 
Jerry with a smile? 

A transfer from the Air Corps brought Bill to the 
banks of the Severn. A good mind for engineering, 
a love for rowing, and a little free time for bridge 
paint a portrait of Bill. Big and congenial, Willie 
made no enemies and many strong friends, not 
only among classmates, but also with the many 
girls that he dragged over the week-ends. It was 
no uncommon sight to see Bill feverishly trying to 
get both arms into the same shirt sleeve about one 
minute before the bell, and good wind which he 
may have had for crew came from the constant 
sprints to formation. 

Ish was the signal expert of the company — an art 
he learned as a signalman aboard the U.S.S. Mary- 
land prior to Academy days. Ish explained his con- 
sistently high grades with, "I'm just trying to get 
by, fellows." His sports were boxing and military 
track. "Salute, failure to render," was Ish's ff ne- 

mesis; in fact, he so despaired of ever learning the 
system that he tendered his chit one dreary day in 
youngster year. Ish had a mania for shined brass in 
his room; his brilliantly polished lamp stand and 
waxed locker doors aroused the room inspector's 
admiration and his bleeding classmates' cries of 




Robert Josepk O'Shea 

/irgin Islands 

Here you are, girls, everything you have been look- 
ing for; and above all, he's proud of all the Irish 
that's in him. A Marine junior, a figure in various 
escapades, and the backbone of any good time — 
that was the life of Bob O'Shea at Navy. When 
he wasn't singing Irish ballads and thinking up 

ways to make first class year more comfortable his 
thoughts turned to those of love. After three trying 
years at Navy it's the rifle range and a foxhole for 
our boy in the Marine Corps, and the smart money 
says it is O'Shea on top all the way. 

Carl Warren Otto 

Boise, Idaho 

Carl hails from "way beyond the hills of Idaho" 
from whence he crossed the Great Divide via dog- 
sled. A dead shot on the rifle team, his hometown 
paper credited such success to shooting Idaho jack 
rabbits from a Model-T Ford. Near the top of his 
class, the mechanically minded Otto never did de- 
cide which was his closest companion, his rifle, 
yawl, or slide rule. His boundless love for sailing, 
and a girl, usually put him across the finish line a 
winner. Carl's classmates will remember him for 
his stock phrases; "What, no mail !" "Turn off rhac 
razor!" and "When I was back home. . . ." 

George Willari Pitcher 

West Orange, New Jersey 

f h ming a Piper Cub he decided rathet early to 

Although the Ghoul had always cntettained fond hopes or > is^ discovered youngster year that 

join the Navy instead. A basketballet and goiter our Boy c of [he Rn£ Arts was exceeded only 

he could also run a respectable 440. Even though ueo g ^^ ncw fangled songs at most of the hops, 

by the size of his appetite, he found time to cut a mean , r g ^ £ ^ knQwn ^ the boy 
The possesion of a numble wit and a high academic standing 
with all the chow and all the answers. 

Andrew Jackson Peacock, Jr. 

Opelika, Alabama 

Coming from Alabama, Jewel of the South, Drew 
claimed he never saw a damnyankee before entet- 
ing the Academy, and that he never heard a song 
called "Marching Through Georgia." However, 
one should not be misled by his easy Southern 
drawl, because he's one of the top men in the class. 
Golf was his favorite sport and he spent many a 
pleasant Sunday afternoon hooking and slicing his 
way over the course. His constant good humor and 
common sense made Drew one of the best-liked 
and most respected men of the company. In his 
future plans he includes an Alabama plantation and 
beautiful Southern belles. 





Joseph Edward Pline 

Lebanon, Missouri 

John Edward Pope 

Jackson, Mississippi 

Thomas Gilmore Pownall 

Mooreville, West Virginia 

"Lightnin' " came to the Academy with two main 
possessions . . . the prettiest head of hair in the com- 
pany, and a conservative, outspoken attitude on 
life, To the best of my knowledge, there have never 
been more than ten to the eighth items that Joe felt 
were wrong with the world. His temper kept him 
in constant fear of stomach ulcers, but, somehow, 
the storm clouds always blew over. Insomnia will 
never trouble him; he could sleep sitting, standing, 
or kneeling with equal ease. Joe believes in doing 
the right thing, the right way , . . and, when you 
get right down to it, that's good philosophy. 

Riley Sloan Rainwater, Jr. 

Imdoden, Arkansas 

What! Don't you know what a gastrocnemius is? 
And then you will find Chief telling you what it is. 
Chief gave up his pursuit of medicine and turned to 
the organization of the blue and gold. Whether he 
is starring in Calculus, or trying to get rid of a drag 
someone has gotten him. Chief always excels. Neat 
(his locker is better than any plebc's), tidy, and 
thorough. Chief always does his best. His winning 
smile and forceful personality will quickly win 
your friendship and respect. From microbes to 
cans is quite a jump, but "El Jefe" will make it. 

What Jepo lacked in hair he made up in spirit. 
Although he was the captain of the team which 
played all its games in Bancroft, he was also active 
as a swimmer. We always said, "Jepo, youse is a 
good boy," and sure enough, 4,0 conduct. The 
lucky guy never was caught. He liked shined objects, 
including shoes, decks, doorknobs, and above all, 
lamp posts. He was a true Southern gentleman, and 
not by an act of Congress. His one desire was to 
bid and make seven no-trump. Considering the 
three years of successful cooperation and friendship 
with his wives, it looks like he will make his grand 
slam as everyone's friend. 

It's difficult to perceive how a handsome, athletic 
West Virginian could twice bilge a literary romance 
course in his Naval Academy career, but that was 
the way Tom's luck ran. In spite of such breaks, 
Poo will always come back for more as he has 
demonstrated time and again by his undaunted 

spirit upon the gridiron. Not at all bashful, Tom 
has a way with the women, and we are sure that, 
as long as Admirals have wives and daughters, 
T. G. will find life well worth living. 



Albert John Richter 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 

With the fast pace that is evident in his walk, Ric 
has maneuvered through his three years at the 
Academy. Studies caused him very little exertion 
and he was always free for a game of tennis over 
and above his active participation in soccer and 
crew. Serious only when Natchitoches was slan- 

George Donald Riley, Jr. 

Baltimore, Maryland 

Pulling up anchor, the Turk sailed away from the 
bright lights of Baltimore and made fast at Crab- 
town-on-the-Bay for a three-year stay. Lacrosse 
beckoned, and keeping in condition didn't hamper 
the setting of a record or two in cross-country run- 
ning, while work on the Lucky Bag accounted for 
his spare time. Our highly- regarded Don organized 
a date bureau of drags for lonely classmates, and 
the parties thrown in Baltimore after football 
games proved his skill as an organizer and the pal 
of the dateless. Offered an appointment to West 
Point his answer was, "The Navy, of course !" 

Frederick Charles Sachse, Jr. 

San Diego, California 

"Is that a pneumatic trip hammer running amuck upon the third deck, messenger?" raged the D. O. "No, 
sir," replied his tabulating cohort, "that's only Mr. Sachse taking a few hot licks on 'Sing, Sing, Sing.'" 
Our room had that lived-in look with the battered lamp shade, and the desk top marred with Fred's sticks. 
Although a Navy junior, Fred worked his way into the Academy from the enlisted ranks. He distinguished 
himself as a star forward on the company's soccer squad. In the Battle of Hele-Shaw and associated skir- 
mishes he was chewed bloody, but he emerged to claim the broad stripe. 

dered, his ready smile covered many a trying situa- 
tion with humor. Plebes found him an up-to-the- 
moment commentator, always ready with the cor- 
rect answer to any question on current events. 
Whether he chooses the Marines or the Navy, Ric's 
mental alacrity and tenacity of purpose will insure 
him a successful career. 

Edwin Boyd Robhins, North Carolina 

Big, rugged, friendly, and a true lover of the South, 
Ed came to the Naval Academy after a year at 
Davidson College, N.C. His friendly, easy-going 
manner and quick smile soon won him a host of 
friends who arc mighty proud to have him as a 
shipmate. Ed was tagged Sambo during his second 
day in the Regiment, and now he is known by no 
other name. We might add that Sambo gave a 
good account of himself among the feminine 
admirers, and few were the hops he missed. The 
way in which Sambo takes life in his stride indicates 
a happy future. 





Richard Austin Savage 

Washington, D-C. 

William Lavoisc Scurloch 

Chickasha, Oklahoma 

George Morgan Sheldon 

Olympia, Washington 

Doc, his liearc with the Marine Corps, couldn't 
understand how anyone could be in the Navy and 
still be happy. Long and heated were his argu- 
ments concerning the merits of the Leathernecks. 
One could find him during any "happy hour," a 
rapturous glow on his face, lost in the latest edition 
of Collier's or Saturday Evening Post. Although 
not an ardent advocate of the body building course 
offered by this institution, he never failed to offer 
services to the company sports program. Genial 
and desirous of pleasing, his only complaint was, 
"Aw, why don't you fellows ever play something 
1 like on that radio?" 

Leonard Alexander Snead 


■ Airy, Maryland 

Swoose prepared for his Naval Academy life at 
Bullis Prep. In his transfer to the Academy his 
nickname stuck with him, and now few people 
know him by any other name. He is of Irish de- 
scent and, like mosc Irishman, appreciates a good 
joke and enjoys telling one. Yet he took his work 
at the Academy very seriously. Swoose scarred in 
one sport, soccer, while at the Academy. For two 
years he was the spark plug of the plebe and J.V. 
teams. First class year he was a consistent player 
on the varsity. May you have many happy land- 
ings in the Amphibs, Swoose. 

Being from Oklahoma not once held Lavoise back 
when he set his mind on achieving a goal. Whether 
it be academics, extra-curricular activities or sports, 
Lavoise was always found on top. Giving gener- 
ously of his time to the needs of others, Bill, as he 
was known by many, undertook every task with 
a sincerity and earnestness admired by all. As com- 
pany mediator, he settled many petty arguments 
and was only contented when those around him 
were in a friendly mood. Lavoise's strength of 
characcer and sincereness of endeavor will always 
be remembered by those who had the pleasure of 
his acquaintance as a midshipman. 

Say it in Spanish and George will be there. Dago 
was his first love, and his proficiency in it was 
matched only by our Lacin-Ameiican colleagues. 
There were few men who delighted in scudy hours 
more than Sheldy. When else would he have found 
time to work out the daily crossword puzzle? In 


spite of an apparent disinterest in academics, 
George's class standing attested to his mental 
prowess, and he was always ready to help with 
difficult probs. A good, clean-living man from the 
State of Washington, George was a member of the 
varsity fencing and battalion water polo teams. 


Richard Jackson Sowcll 

Berkeley, California 

"Did I ever tell you abouc the time I was in 
Tsingao, China? . . ." Thus, Dick used to amaze 
his listeners with his never-ending repertoir of ad- 
venturesome tales of far off China. Always ready 
for a joke, Dick's quick wit helped ease the mo- 
notony of every-day life here in the Academy. Dick 


Peter Clarence Sfoolstra 

Martin, Michigan 

Evidently Pete left a girl in Kalamazoo when he 
crme to Navy, for the Eastern "femmes" never 
interested him. Innately quiet of manner, and not 
easily influenced, he soon acquired a host of friends 
due to his amiable quality of keeping his mouth 
shut and his nose out of other people's business. 
Academically, Pete never had much trouble (with 
the possible exception of Dago) ; and though he was 
not a star man, he was glad to share his Math 
ability with the needy. In spite of his habit of chip- 
ping at the system, his love for engineering should 
prove him well adapted for his chosen profession. 

William Ross St. George 

Annapolis, Maryland 

Bill's true love was equipped with four legs and an inner spring mattress, which he fondly called his super 
sack " How he could so consistently excel in academics was a continual source of wonder to his roommates 
for most of his studying was done in a comfortable state of repose. The Saint saved his energy nil baseball 
season rolled around Then he enthusiastically played second base on the varsity team. Most week ends 
found Bill engaged in hrs favorite extra-curricular activity of dragging. The week would be spent 
in reminiscences of the last drag, and in eager anticipation of the next. 


was certainly never troubled with study weariness. 
While other midshipmen tore their hair over aca- 
demics, Dick's intelligent mind enabled him to 
pore over the new Western Coivbay. Dick's future 
in the Navy is assured not only by his inherent 
Naval backgtound, but also by his keen mind and 
strong determination. 

Jackson Thomas Stephens 

Prattsville, Arkansas 

During plebe year The Chief found out that his 
senator was kidding when he said that the Academy 
was a secret society to re-establish the Confederacy, 
and he's been bitter ever since. After unsuccessful 
attempts to establish a Ku Klux Klan chapter, he 
settled down to a normal routine and discovered 
that some Yankees are tolerable. Although a hot- 
shot athlete on alternate Tuesdays, Jack found time 
to become permanent chairman of the Weekday 
Poker Club, and by the end of youngster year was 
supporting four brothers, an uncle and a two- 
headed mule. He is sure to be one of the most 
successful of '47. 



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Francis Kenneth Stone 

Saluda, South Carolina 

James Karlton Stuhlireher 

Massilon, Ohio 

John McGrath Sullivan 

Bayside, New York 

Modest and unassuming by nature, the taciturn 
Rock slaved through his personal purgatory of 
plebe and youngster Dago by remaining silent as 
much as possible. When he gets to France he'll 
probaly murmur Je vous dime bcaucoup with the 
best of them, but until then his Southern drawl will 
suffice. Evidently suffering from a long standing 
grievance against drags, Rock has consistently 
maintained his standing as a member of the Red 
Mike Club. Probably these Yankee girls just don't 
compare to his South Carolina cutics. On the rare 
opportunities for unrestricted enjoyment he cele- 
brates with the rest of us by taking part in a carousal. 

John Lamar Sxvitzer 

Pensacola, Florida 

Here, ladies and gentlemen, we have the eighth 
wonder of the world, a Naval aviator's son who 
doesn't aspire to be a fly boy. John came from New 
Mexico Military Institute and always thought the 
deck we lived on should have been called a stoop. 
When not playing cards with his Bridge Club, con- 
sisting entirely of plebes who wouldn't dare com- 
plain about his playing, John could be found talking 
to re-exam buddies or admiring his collection of 
foo-foo juices. To him a smile is about the most 
useless action of man; a hearty laugh is no more 
trouble, so why go only halfway? 

To Stooly, home was never like this. As an advo- 
cate of Ohio, his day was never finished until the 
home paper brought him the news. He held down 
the wrestling team, did his part trying to kick the 
soccer balls apart, and outwore all his clothes in 
the mud of the pushball field. Finding enough 
week-ends on which to drag was his only difficulty, 
and he always had his battles getting the telephones 
to work. Ready for excitement at any time, first 
class year was the necessary incentive. It was Stooly 
whenever there were any questions to be asked 
about airplanes, for his ambitions lay in the wild 
blue yonder. 

Sully surprised himself at the speed and ease with 
which he managed the academic hurdles at the 
Academy. The no-study formula which saw him 
through Bayside High proved no less effective at 
Navy. His Irish luck never seemed to desert him. 
With him sleeping was an aft, second only to eat- 

ing. Skinny lectures were always his afternoon 
siestas. In the athletic world the Moke's first love 
was basketball, but soccer, golf, and swimming 
always took plenty of his time. Jack was character- 
ized by his friendly smile and pleasing personality 
which brought him many lasting friends. 



Eiwari Wallace Thomas 

Ypsilanti, Michigan 

Always threatening to resign because academics 
were too tough, Teddy managed to maintain a 
place in the upper fifth of the class. His fondness 
for sleeping only slightly overshadowed his renown 
as the "super-brace." An excellent foreign lan- 
guage student, he Russianized himself by adopting 

the name "Bobolyub." While not noted as a star 
or letterman, Teddy participated in handball, 
water polo, and swimming. His casual wit and 
unprofessed ability in bull sessions made him a 
popular lad among his classmates. His uncanny 
ability for coming out with the unexpected has re- 
laxed many tense moments and gained him a repu- 
tation as a self-styled humorist. 

John Curtis Thompson 

Wahpeton, North Dakota 

Although serious and an ambitiously hard worker, 
Tom could always be found where there was fun 
and laughter. Always in the best spirits, Tom soon 
acquired many friends. Tom and his golf clubs 
hailed from Wahpeton, North Dakota. Despite 
putting difficulties, Tom displayed an expert 
Middle- West style. Tennis and basketball were 
also included in his specialties. Academics and 
sports kept the women from occupying very many 
of his week-ends, but Tom is no Red Mike; he has 
one particular interest back home who also likes 
the Navy. Tommie's versatile and officer-like 
qualities will assure a successful future. 

Frank Allen Thurtell 

Akron, Colorado 

Fat came to the Academy from the Fleet via Pearl Harbor and the Battle of the Solomons. His 4.0 sense of 
humo and happy-go-lucky nature couldn't be equaled, and he knew his sailing as wel as hrs Math. Aca- 
d mfa n ver bolred him and he starred in the dragging column. When he wasn't ^*^™™ 
pany pushball, he was after a berth on the football team, and no matter what the game, he f^°™^ 
He borrowed cigarettes and ran off with all available cap stretchers at evety mopportune ume, but he was 
good wife, and shipmate to everyone. 

Rotert Ward Thompson 

Delhi, New York 

Coming to Navy from Delaware Academy with a 
short interlude in prep school, Bob was taking the 
step which he had been planning for many years. 
From the spinach fields and cow pastures of up- 
state New York to the Chem labs and Steam P- 
works of the Naval Academy proved to be quite a 
large step. Tommy has stayed with it all the way, 
and proved that the Rock can handle these aca- 
demics in fine style. "1 see it all right sir, but what 
makes it work?" was one of his standbys during 
a recitation. His congenial natute, gift of gab, and 
ready smile made him welcome everywhere. 



Herbert Ivan Ttlles 

Woodmere, New York 

hyman James Trevithtck 

Pueblo, Colorado 

John Richard Van Sickle 


aukegan, Illinois 

With a boatful of fond memories of Woodmere, 
Buddy embarked on a more important voyage. 
To attain its end, he set up a high standard to which 
he conscientiously conformed his every endeavor, 
and thus graudated with honors. Bud, a man of 
many talents, found time to try his hand in fields 
other than academic. You often would find him 
enjoying a restful moment at the piano, his favorite 
pastime, or otherwise busying himself by earning 
his letter in tennis, playing for the NA-io, or writ- 
ing for the Log, His is an excellent record deserv- 
ing the best of praise and good wishes. 

Donald Clare Wallace, Jr. 

Long Beach, California 

Characterized by the ability for making lasting 
friendships under the most varied of circumstances, 
Don was an enthusiastic plugger in athletics, and 
one of the best reasons why Navy teams are always 
at the top. Wally, with his pack of aspirin and a 
bottle of rubbing alcohol, was always ready and 
willing to lend a sympathetic ear to the woes of 
his many drag -weary classmates. His own week- 
end activities, along with a certain train trip, were 
clothed in secrecy. Don's willingness to look a task 
straight in the eye, and expend his energies in its 
fulfillment, will always place him in good standing, 

A veteran of seven Pacific battles as radar operator 
on the "Northampton," Jim holds personal letters 
of commendation from his task force commander 
at Guadalcanal, and from the skipper of the "Hor- 
net." With these experiences to draw on, Jim was 
always in the center of a circle of friends, sparking 
the bull session with a hearty laugh and his Colo- 
radian zest for a good story. In academics Jim 
showed an alert mind backed by a store of enthusi- 
asm for getting things done. For relaxation he 
scrapped at all sports. Each week-end, Jim and a 
light-haired enchantress were one of the more 
familiar sights. 

Van took in easy stride the transition from the 
fresh water of Lake Michigan to the salty Atlantic. 
With an excellent sense of proportion, he always 
chose his activities wisely and excelled in all. Cap- 
tain of the fencing team, he also boxes, and is well 
informed in fine literature and music. Although 

out of school for a few years, he has displayed tal- 
ent, especially in Bull and French. In spite of his 
several interests, he has exploited the upperclass 
privilege of dragging to its utmost. His sincere 
interest and serious sense of responsibility have 
made him a perfect shipmate. 



Arthur Vernon Weaver, Jr. 



Rumors chat A. V. was a hired espionage agent for 
the Miami Chamber of Commerce were confirmed 
when he was discovered stenciling "Color Added" 
on the California oranges. Plebe year he tangled 
with a blonde after a football game and arrived at 
the boat with his nose 30 degrees off center and a 


story about a door. After that it was hard to tell 
whether he was marching with the section or exe- 
cuting left oblique. With three years' study of the 
Fine Arts behind him, A. V. was a familiar figure 
at hops, trying to get drags to go look at etchings 
in the upper torpedo room. 

Robert Frank Wenke 

Seattle, Washington 

When the Wenk left those apples and evergreens in 
faraway Seattle, and the SAE house on chc Uni- 
versity campus, the Naval Academy gained a good 
man, a would-be striper, and a quiet, industrious 
middle Saturday afternoons found Bob out on the 
varsity soccer and baseball fields. Handball was 
another pet love. Dragging never bothered R. F. 
for he was always true to the one back home. As 
we seek new and broader horizons, a steady course 
will be steered by the Wenk, a loyal and sincere 
friend to all hands. He was a popular guy with 
plenty of "hoss" sense and with his roots firmly 

Ihomas Nation Werner 

Fullerton, California 

Tom is most famous for being one of the lew men 
to keep the same girl throughout the full tour of 
duty here, and we were all sure that he would be 
one of the first to take the pilot aboard upon grad- 
uation. Tom's athletic ability was matched only 
by the ease with which he mastered "book larnin . 
We buckets never understood how he managed to 
retire early every night. Always ready to play a 
game of cards, or to put someone in the shower or 
on the deck, scrappin' Tom proved himself the 
kind of guy who stands for a rip-roaring good time. 


Henry Drcwry Whittle, Jr. 

Martinsville, Virginia 

Hexter Amos Williams 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Joseph Randall Wilson 

Los Angeles, California 

In June, 1943, Whit came to us from V.M.I., not 
forgetting to bring along an attitude of mind which 
helped to make him the fine officer that he is today. 
He believed in physical development and will al- 
ways be remembered for the joy he derived from 
numerous head-butting contests on the football field 
and the wrestling mat. Academics were no drudgery 
for Whit, but he was too much of a Southern gentle- 
man to subject everything else to purely studious 
achievements. Regardless of his length of service in 
the Navy, Whit ' 
cturnin>; to hum .uid fish in Virginia 

Something like Joe Stalin or Louis Napoleon, 
Hexter is the might of the five-foot sixers. Heckie 
gave all he had on the varsity football squad after 
he entered as a star man from Chestnut Hill 
Academy. Another example of "the women fall 
for the little guy" type, Hexter always said he was 
just like his Dad, "They grow us tough and good- 
looking in Philly," he says. Perennially smiling, 
forever telling jokes, and always happy, you can 
spe that he indubitably isn't a dull character. Being 
able to fit into a midget submarine or the mighty 

Joe got farther in class with less study than any man 
in the company, By general supposition, he might 
have been at the top academically with some effort, 
but he never bothered to study, so it's still a sup- 
position. Instead, most of his excess energy went 
into sailing and a bang-up job on the Lucky Bag. 

In three years of companionship his classmates 
found nothing lacking. Unselfish, gracious, and 
possessed of a clear mind, Joe's cherubic counte- 
nance belied his depth and strength of personality. 
Joe's wife was continually jumping trying to deter- 
mine where the rosy-cheeked beach habitue had 
gained experience in so many things. 


Robert Henry Wilson 

Tecumseh, Michigan 

When the Wolf, as well as the D. O., came 
a-knockin' at his door, Bob had to resign from the 
Poker Club. Spare time after drill was then spent 
exclusively with the battalion tennis and company 
softball, touch football, and basketball teams. 
Despite his three semesters of pre-med work before 

his Academy debut, and the radio soap operas ex- 
tolling the medical profession, Wils suppressed any 
aspirations of becoming a Navy doctor. What 
mail he got was usually tardy because of two name- 
sakes, in other parts of Bancroft. Bob relieved the 
burdens of question harassed plebes with his wide 
knowledge of sports statistics. 

Kenneth Woods 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

If Ken had had a middle name, it would certainly 
have been Versatility. Fot this husky lad from 
Philadelphia, aside from holding the company 
record for "most laughs gotten per hour," proved 
to be an outstanding athlete. His football and base- 
ball teammates knew him by his gleeful antics, his 
booming voice, and, above all, his exceptional 
sportsmanship. Except for that one smooth look- 
ing Philadelphia belle, the Romantic Department 
did not disturb him. In academics, Woody man- 
aged to keep his head above water by occasional 
fervid effort, and by being atound when any of the 
"hot dope" was being noised around. 

Laurence Raymond Young 

Daytona Beach, Florida 
Studies never interfered with the manicuring of 
Larry's nails during study hours. Devoted to his 
beloved Florida, he never understood chc Maryland 
weather. A college man, Chico found life at Navy 
fat different from life at the SAE house on the 
Florida campus. An athletic individual, Latry 
spent his time in the gym playing handball. Though 
not a confirmed Red Mike, his dragging excursions 
were so rare as to be an oddity. Not being allergic 
to the femmes, he solved the problem of a woman- 
less existence. His elfin smile and helping hand 
have gained him many friends. 





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Frank Montgomery Adams 


"I'm ready for a big week end." With these words 
Frank proved CO he a good companion to brighten 
up life in general. He had extraordinary success 
with blind drags and his ability to blush at the 
right time could win any girl's heart. Excelling 
not only on week-ends, Frank was a guiding light 
where academics were concerned His only trouble 
was his need for .\n interpreter whenever he talked 
to a Yankee for he hung on to his prized Southern 
accent He will play the Navy game the way he 
played lacrosse, hard and successfully. 

David Dyer Ansel 

Washington, D.C. 

He's small, but his size will deceive you. He is 
better than average in athletics, being especially 
proficient on the tennis courts. Better read than 
most people twice his age, David is a walking 
thesaurus, and having spent some years in China 
and the Philippines, he usually has a story or two to 
tell of places mentioned in the news. The only 
situation that he wasn't in command of was a Math 
class, but even there he won the final decision. 
Likeable from the first meeting, David will never 
Miller from a lack of friends. 

Daniel Little Bailey 

HuNrsviLin, Alabama 

Ace found plebe life on O-A gave him plenty to chip about — it wasn't like Pi K A life back at Auburn. 
Dan didn't find much time to chip though— he quickly applied himself and was a sure graduate from the 
start. The alarm clock trick never worked on him he never heard the darn things. When speaking of the 
opposite sex, the quote was: "She's a queen!" The great D. L knew how to enjoy himself, when he had the 
chance — tne rest of the time he talked about it. He may have spent the night ducking from star shell illumi- 
nation on youngster cruise, but he'll have the Japs trying to duck them from now on. 

Victor Kingsley Aubrey, Jr. 

Breckenridge, Texas 

Beneath his quiet, unassuming manner, Vic pos- 
sesses an affable personality and a winning smile 
which have won him many friends. Serious and 
determined by nature, Vic is a resolute worker 
whose quiet perseverance has won him the respect 
of all of his classmates. Like all stalwart sons of 
Texas, he is ever-ready to defend his native state 
against all comers. Vic quickly learned the value of 
successfully combining work with play. His recre- 
ation time was divided among various company 
and battalion sports, handball and track being his 
favorites. In addition to sports, sailing has also 
been one of his favorite pastimes. 



James Halfori Barry 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 

After a year at Iowa State, Jim's quick mind found 
little trouble with academics, so he turned to the 
field of sports, namely, wrestling. Here, with his 
boundless energy and natural aggressiveness, he 
soon excelled and became one of the Regiment's 
top matmen. But Jim's versatility did not stop 
here as he was a firm believer in the joys of drag- 
ging and in never missing a hop. In all his work 
here at Navy this man from the call corn country 
has shown a great deal of ingenuity and common 
sense. Never downhearced, Jim had a big smile for 

William Edward Benckart 

Bloomington, Indiana 

Always in a hurry to get one job finished in order 
to start another, this bustling young man from 
Indiana was truly a hard working individual. In 
addition to playing junior varsity soccer and la- 
crosse, he served as company representative young- 
ster year. Bill was ever attentive to gripes about the 
system, and any troubles were never long in being 
corrected. Although the Naval Academy is his 
Alma Mater, he is still loyal to Indiana University 
and his fraternity. With all his studies and extra- 
curricular activities, he still found time to write 
and receive at least three letters a day. 

Robert David Bergman 

Bul'l DEB, Col ORADO 

From the lofty mountains of Colorado to the shores 
of the Severn was quite a change for Bob, hue he 
took it in his stride, and in a short time with his 
intelligence, perseverance, and affability, he had 
won the lasting friendship and respect ol his class 
mates. Whether on the playing field or in the class- 
room, Bob always did his best He was a star man 
in academics and held a place on the v.irsuv crew 
squad, in addition to his other numerous extra- 
curricular, activities. Above everything else, Bob, 
with his amiability, sincerity, and loyalty, has 
proved a true friend to all who know him. 

Lawrence Bilder 

South Orange, New Jersey 

Bilder, less familiarly known as Larry, came from the Army Air Corps for a three-year stay on the Severn 
before heading back to the wild blue yonder. What we saw ol him here, when he was not work ng on the 
1 to Gang or Lu«* Bag, was a living example of his axiom, "one eats in direct proportion to the .mount 
one exe eles " A totn up soccer or lacrosse field attests to the truth of the last part and as for the first, ask 
any scried spectator. His perseverance and intelligence will undoubtedly soon see bm aga.n ,n Ins element, 
che air. 



TJiomas James Bowen 

El Paso, Tf.xas 

fom started his career in the Navy September 17, 
iu-} 1 He became a Naval Aviation Radioman 
and was then chosen to conic to the Naval Acad- 
emy via the Naval Academy Prep School. "Don't 
kick up the dust in here, I just got this uniform 
brushed off," is one "I his favorite sayings. He has 
probably worn out more whisk brooms than any 
two other men. Tom makes friends quickly and 
easily. His pleasant manner, cheerful smile, and 
wit make ic a pleasure CO live with him. He has 
been an obedient tooth-paste and razor-blade bor- 
rowing wife for three years, and that is a fair bat- 
ting average in any league. 

John Summerfield Brayton, Jr. 



Upon leaving Andover, Happy Jack's sunny smile 
and disposition were sore tested by the palling por- 
tals o( Bancroft. Jocko's biggest burden was the 
Academy's inconsidcration in keeping him from 
swordfishing and roaming Massachusetts ridges. 
Jack's remarkable affability and good naturedncss, 
combined with Yankee principles of fair play, 
brought a lot of razzing down on his fuzzy top. 
Although his classmates held him a boon buddy, a 
not-much-strain-on-the-studies kid, sailing partner 
or battalion spores ringer, his wives will always 
remember him on his sack with a come-hither look 
written all over his face, reading a letter from a gal. 

Louis M. Brizzolara, Jr. 

San Francisco, California 

"California, now that is really God's country." 
When that battle cry floated through the hall, all 
hands knew that Brizz was off on one of his famous 
speeches. Unusually gifted in mathematical sub- 
jects, Lou sailed through his academics, and al- 
though he claimed rhat he worked too hard, he 
established a reputation as one of the finest boxers 
in the Academy. Far from a Red Mike, he rarely 
missed a hop. How he worked all of his activities 
in, no one could discover, but having accomplished 
so much in his spare time, there is no telling what 
may happen when he is outside those gray walls. 

Gayle Kenneth Broussard 

Beaumont, Texas 

Geke, the little Frenchman, came to us with the eyes of Texas upon him. His academic background at 
,\ & M . -"id his natural adeptness led him to take life fairly easy here, but his class standings were always 
high Quite the athlete, his favorite sports were soccer and lacrosse, and he won a letter or class numeral 
almost every term. His week ends were big functions, but he never got too serious with the women. Gayle's 
friendly smile made him everyone's buddy; his memory of jokes made him always ready for any occasion; 
and his personality made him a favorite among us, 



Robert Evert Buntain 

Logansport, Indiana 

Pinky, alias Red, was the guy we went to when 
things weren't going well, in academics or with 
the femmes. Always willing to break out the violin 
while we sang the blues, he used his winning smile 
and engaging laugh to help us out when the going 
got tough. Although the annual obstacle course 
and swimming tests made him shudder, his drive 
on the soccer field and Softball diamond was the 
envy of his weightier classmates. An occasional 
game of bridge, a letter home, or a canteen trip 
monoplized his time between sack drills. His 
ambition was to be there when the diplomas were 
passed out. 

Sumner William Burgess 

Thompsonville, Connecticut 

A natural flair for academics and a naturally like- 
able personality has made this transplanted Con- 
necticut farmer a more than welcome addition to 
the Navy's Trade School. What Sum lacks in size 
he makes up as no mean boxer and a speedster on 
the cinders. Not the least of his attributes is the 
fact that Burge has a good word for everyone and, 
although he's quiet, he is a capable mixer in any 
crowd. Needless to say, all hands are glad when 
Sum is dragging, for he doesn't stay in the stag 
line long enough. Here's wishing all the best to 
one who deserves it. 

Thomas Joseph Burgoyne 

Snyder, New York 

Tom was a well-known midshipman, both in his 
own company and throughout Bancroft Hall. He 
was the congenial type, always ready and willing 
to talk with anyone on anything from hot plates 
to the President of the United States in 1956. 
Tom's main interest during his career at the Naval 
Academy was electricity. He was a hard-working 
member of the Juice Gang from the beginning and 
was its director during first class year. Since the 
Juice Gang took most of his spare time, he didn't 
take part in varsity sports, but he was always will- 
ing to help out in the company athletic program 

John Carr Burkart 

Mount Dora, Florida 

Johnny will be readily remembered by his classmates for his twinkling eye and ready smile, not to mention 
T iLnl™ Not exactly a savoir but no bucket either, John managed to keep on the best side oi 3.0, 

ptTthcnad attending almost every hop. Friendly, easy to get along with, optimESt.c, and an all-around 
good fellow are phrases which best describe Johnny. 



Arthur George Butler, Jr. 

Princeton. Kentucky 

Some call him hurts, some Silver or Arturo, others 
just plain Art, We .ill remember Art by his friend- 
lim-v. He was never too busy to stop and shoot die 
bull with the boys. He had little trouble plebe 
v. ai , for he knew all the answers after having spent 
two years In the I Leer His policy was take lift 
easy and enjoy it. The Academy routine never 
interfered with his social activities, As .1 youngstei 
he gained fame by his proficiency with the Hie ring. 
Art's rate combination ol brains and personality 
will be .1 great asset aboard his sub 

Charles Ingraham Button, II 

Owatonna, Minnesota 

From plebe year through lirst class year Chuck was 
the exponent of knowledge. He just naturally got 
the Stuff, and he worked harder than most of us, 
which proved to be the deadly combination that 
stood him high in the class for three straight years. 
Around exam time Chuck pulled many a bucket 
out of the academic well, and was a much used 
source of information. Chuck liked athletics, 
basketball ranking number one, This was followed 
by any company team that needed a good man. He 
will long be remembered for his early morning 
vocal refrains, and his constant effort to get ahead. 

Ralph Herbert Carnahan 

Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania 

Completely contrary to .ill midshipman traditions, Ralph entered the Naval Academy with bis heart set on 
a certain young lady, followed the constant Straight and narrow path tor three years, and plans to marry 
that same young lady aftci graduation, Just as consistent on the athletic held, Ralph gave his all to football, 
playing an all out, crackerjack game at end. Tenacious, reliable, powerful, level-headed, and sincere, he 
plowed through his academics, made friends easily and kept them, wrote his unfailing nightly letter to Bets, 
and lelt a Listing impression ol good fellowship on the minds ol all his pals and classmates. 


John Douglass Callaway, Jr. 

Apalachicola, Florida 

Although his main interest was leave, liberty and 
the pursuit of happiness, Cab always managed to 
do better than average in almost everything they 
threw at him without any starring. His whaleboat 
feet were well able to support him, but he was hap- 
piest when horizontal, and had a most cordial 
contempt foe P-rades. With his Gulfcoast accent 
and his companionable manner he made many 
friends, even among the upperclass when he was 
a plebe. The U.S. Navy should be a fine place for 
Cab to keep up the two-fisted reputation he had as 
a boxer at the Naval Academy. 

Norm WJiitivell Carries 

St. Paul, Minnesota 

Bud is one of chose fortunate guys who never found 
ic much of an effort to have lots of friends. His 
fine sense of humor and honest desire to help a 
buddy were always big assets coward this end. Bud 
was not the savviesc fellow in che company, buc 
you had co look long and hard Co find anyone who 
put out more ergs of effort to do the job righc, or 
anyone more conscientious about his academics. 
Fortunately for Bud his biggest problem was never 
women, but rather how to get leave to be with the 
family and the green Ford he reluctantly left behind. 

Felix Roman Carr 

San Juan, Puerto Rico 

Roman was afraid he wouldn't like the continental 
United States and was none too happy to leave 
San Juan. The hot dog, however, won over the 
tamale. Though he's proud of his island, he never 
fails to remind us that it is part of the United States. 
His loyalty for the two is exactly equal. He even 
speaks in Spanish-American. His use of the Ameri- 
can idiom has done little for the Good Neighbor 
Policy, but it has given him a phenomenal success 
with the girls — they never know to what they are 
saying yes. His Spanish gentility, however, pre- 
vents him from taking advantage of this. 

Raymond Edwin Chamberlain, Jr. 

Pleasant Ridge, Michigan 

Sailing . . . that has been Ray's interest during bis 
years at the Academy, He came into the Navy 
with an excellent background in the Great Lakes 
style of sailing, and has continued exercising his 
seamanship on the Academy yawls. But Ray's life 
here at the Academy has not been all white sails 
and a brisk breeze. He has encountered stiff head 
winds in the Academic Departments which have 
kept him inside studying on some of those best 
sailing afternoons. But his keen sense of values, 
level head, and quiet determination have carried 
him through. Will we ever forget his "Ya-ay . . . 
Beat Army . . . Huba Huba!"? 

Kenneth Sears Coe 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

Quiet unassuming Kenneth hates to be called Kenny. His chief ambition was to drag his O. A. O. every 
week-end and he's done well. Occasionally he turns from pleasure to work, as, when called on to recite in 
Dago class Never has mortal man seen such labor. Nevertheless, he manages to hold his own in academics. 
A charter member of the '47 sub squad, he has taken up lacrosse and boxing merely for the exercise. No de- 
lusions of grandeur molest him. He's a living refutation of the adage "you have to be a football hero to get 
along with the beautiful girls." All you have to do is be yourself. That's Kenneth in person. 



Joseph Pleasant Cofer, Jr. 


"I didn't star this year, but just wait until next 
year." These words describe hoth Joe and his 
career at the Academy. His personality actually 
fits his name, although we thought he was kidding 
when he told us the initial "P" meant Pleasant 
Joe went in for a variety of athletics, but his great- 
est delight was a good free-for-all in someone's 
room. He has one asset that will put him on any- 
body's desired list — his natural friendliness and 
ability to ease a tense atmosphere with a witty re- 
mark. This will serve him well when he becomes 
a buzz boy in the near future. 

John Willoughhy Crane, Jr. 

Oakman, Alabama 

Near Birmingham, sir, a little South of Jasper — - 
population eight hundred. That was Will-O-Bee 
orienting the first class in regards to his home me- 
tropolis. Nothing could snap him out of his study 
hour siestas (partly genius, mostly Southern inertia) 
quite so well as some "damnyankee" reopening 
hostilities by belittling the South. Willo definitely 
believed in a well-balanced life and corrected the 
scales for those dragless plebe week-ends by denying 
himself sleep youngster and first class years and 
taking in every hop. If mid- watches don't take an 
early toll on this son of Morpheus, his only remain- 
ing worry will be captains with Yankee accents. 

Robert Edward Creque 

lint, Michigan 

Airer three years our genial "Indian Man" still greets with a smile those seeking solutions to Math probs, 
or someone trading a Sunday watch. An enthusiastic athlete, Bob spent his afternoons galloping around a 
soccer or lacrosse field, or streaking down the military track course. He seldom dragged, not thinking it 
worth the inconvenience, but several femmes wish he had thought otherwise. On leave Bob always went 
hunting in those Michigan woods, though wine and women captured part of his time. Irritated, but never 
bowed by the Bull and Executive Departments, Bob was a cheerful and good-natured friend to all in the 

Jackson Bates Craven, Jr. 

Wilder, Tennessee 

J. B., the Tennessee mountaineer, Jig Baker, the 
commando course kid, just plain Jig or the chess 
king, he probably worked more Math and Skinny 
problems for other people than any one else in the 
company. Rough and ready, rugged as the Ten- 
nessee hills, his feline conquest of the rigors of the 
commando course astounded everyone. He could 
lick his weight in wildcats and sometimes did a 
pretty good job with more than his weight in room- 
mates. In the end he even licked the Bull and Dago 
Departments and, as always, came up the smiling, 
happy-go-lucky Jig. 



hawrmce Joseph Curtin 

Naugatuck, Connecticut 

Adjusting himself to the regimentation of Navy 
life was easy, for his three years in the Fleet made 
him a firm believer in having a time and place for 
everything. Methodical, exact, and punctual, Larry 
had no trouble living by the clock. Although he 
was never a savoir, he made the grade through his 
great determination to succeed. Continually par- 
ticipating in some form of sports, whether it was 
football, basketball, or gymnastics, Larry always 
excelled. If applied ambition, ability, and interest 
in one's profession mean anything, if loyalty counts, 
Larry will reach his goal — to become a Naval 
officer equal to the best. 

Richard "A" Dadisman 

Hutchinson, Kansas 

Daddy made life around Bancroft a lot pleasanter 
with his jovial attitude and manner of taking things 
easy. One could not, however, say that he did not 
have a strong determination. Why, he's the kind 
who'd walk three miles for a beer — and then serve 
60 days for drinking it! Dick, hailing from the 
plains of Kansas, and got his first inspiration fot 
the Navy when he tired of running around in a 
prairie schooner. His first crack at the Navy was 
jockeying a plane around for Uncle Sam. Reputedly 
a hot pilot, Daddy delayed his flying career long 
enough to come to Annapolis but plans to go back 
to the air as soon as possible. 

Walter Owens Day 

Twin Falls, Idaho 

A contagious laugh, a ready eye for non-rcg activi- 
ties, and a hatted of subjects academic — mix them 
together, blend with a keen sense of subtle humor, 
and you have cx-semper fidelis Walt. His pride is 
a graceful kip on the horizontal bar but try dodging 
one of Walt's body rights. They come in, but solid. 
Plcbe June Week started Walt's social ball rolling, 
which in gathering momentum, has picked up a 
beautiful blonde with an enviable miniature. Don't 
expect to understand his ways in a few minutes, a 
full appreciation of his character comes only with 
the passage of time. 

James Andrew de Ganahl 

Bronxville, New York 

"They don't come much bigger," applies aptly to the Marquis, as he is respectfully dubbed by his French- 
speaking classmates. All 220 pounds of him is man, and the women know it. Although he has received Tan 
mail from many amorously inclined beauties, the Marquis retains his semi-misogynistic state. Most ot his 
time was devoted to football and study. Whenever the intricacies of youngster Math confounded tarn, the 
Marquis would pummel his wife to let off extra steam. Jim proved to be one of Navy's strongest tackles. Me 
was essentially a football man, but at Kent School he also won letters in baseball and hockey. 



William Kinson Doran 

Harry McGinn: DcLancy 

(. M uti "iii Nan i n Caroi ina 

A nil, lanky lad rrom Dukt and the South, with 
iii.ll M S is trul\ one ol the moj i con 

genial i In thi Ri gtment Plebe yeat found him 

in a shell matching his wla with the might] i rn 

and the almighty coach l 'nun:' yo ■ r.ei crulsi 

lu had his difficulties with low overheads and small 
paces; bui » hi n li « is ovei hi « as fai from 
cramped, foi he was among thi leaden tn Ins. dash 
to Bancroft 1 1. ill and thi n leavi w tth ch( Evil a 
hi carried on with distinction, bui never .11 the ex 
pens* ol In- manj friends 

Jeremiah Andrew Denton, Jr. 


onn I , /\l All \MA 

Whether It was "a feast, .1 frolic, or a fight," or the 
practical aspects ol Academy life, Jerry met them 
.ill in his stride Drawing from the rigorous expe- 
riences "l his own first year, he successfully edited 
the Luoci Hm.'s plebe section Whenever an 

impromptu SOOgfesi WES in session, ferry's Ilium 

voice was in there blending if you ever cued to 
indulge in a serious argument, whether on the Civil or religion, Jerry, with his remarkably logical 
philosophy, was the man to see. In the fun-loving 
warmness and loyal integrity of tins Mobile boy, 
ilu Academy found .1 leader, Ins classmates .1 

I r lend 

Boone, Iowa 

The fact chat the phrase "that's where the tall corn 
grows" has followed Bill throughout his three 
years here at Navy, tells where his thoughts are 
when he chinks o( home Bill's keen sense of humor 
and witty retorts have successfully quelled most 
remarks ahout the corn country, and have estab- 
lished among all who knew him, his reputation or 
being an extremely good fellow. Cruise was one of 
the highlights ol his Academy life, and for thac 
reason, he is looking forward to the much bigger, 
and more important cruise which lies ahead lor all 
ol us in the near future. 

Andrew Scales Dowd 

W fcSHlNQ ion, D.C. 

WeU ' lm ** llutU ■' ' is an often-heard remark from this Navy junioi from 

ton, I lonolulu. Washington, D.C, and all points West An inveterate golfer, he tikes nothing better 

man a sunny afternoon on the links, unless u \ dragging 01 "cosmo " Also, he's .„, ardent camera fan and 

his shoe give ample prool ol Ins photographic abillt) With his friendly smile and witty remarks 

he s a welcomt addition to an) bull session, and his constant ±^A humor does , lot to brighten the days' 

tor those around him Don't take oil your cap, \,nh \ Sutmrokc fsoWerous! 



Harold Milton Dryer 

Maplewood, New Jebsh 

Harry says his Naval career started on a bet, and we 
think that it was the Navy that won. After he 
made the varsity pistol squad during pick (rear, 
Harry contented himself with various company 
sports. Because he nevet had too much trouble with 
academics, Dryer was a good man to see when you 
needed help He was always willing to do what he 
could. In the little spare time that was lelc, he liked 
to read. Always willing to go for a swim, to the 
gym, or to bum around town, he was cheery com 
pany and a swell fellow. 

Joseph Norfleet Eagle 

Lonoki , Auk insas 

"How much time have I goi to make formation? 
Did you say ten seconds?" And away bed go in a 

cloud of lather, bath towels, and collai bui 

Yes, Bo has trouble with the tinkling bells "I Ban 
croft Hall, but aside from making formations and 
never getting enough chow, his troubles never Wl in 
any farthet A heard laugh and .1 genial disposition 
characterized (he Arkansas Rebel throughout his 
stay at the Academy His activities ranged from 

varsity football 10 [be Photo Club Bo's disdain 

for words and orders cb.n affeci the other ninety 

per ceni made him a shining beacon to all who 
think it can't be done 

Joseph Stokes Elmer 


I | | going lot i. one to Navy limn New Jersey, 

via various and sundry states, as a Navj |i ho 

wished to follow in ili. i itepi -I his fathei Big 

and grinning, Joe had grid aspiration! until i .on 

rinuall) rei "inn/ I ijurj stni bun to the side 

hues lor good in the fall -l | e '•' '•■ 11 Known 

variously as Salty Joe or fats, Jr , he develo; cd in 

astonishing bunl * Ity, espo lallj foi la 

cream I lis nm ins with the I icecutive I )epa 

Commandos were generally confined to minor 
skirmishes, but as an experienced sailor, he was 
able to si .ue with authority thai hi pri felted sailing 
to rowing 

Philip Benson F airman 

Ul'PIK DAKBY, I'inssii vania 

Phil washes, known as, be Regimen, s I tc NA- ,o , ,|, „ , Ho O hi. Wlv« k™*"« ^ 

calked so long in such high sounding words .veritable walking denary I A - ■ h ^N.PhU 

was wha, might well be called a loose constructionisi „i matters pertaining to min 1 1< -• 

, e- o few who knew the ship', of the world's fleets from Japan's old Wakatakc to the new and 1 « 

MUwav Phil's favorite recreational activity was sailing on the Naval Academy . yaw , 

ship and conversational ability have made him a friend to all who knew Mm 



Donald David FarsJung, Jr. 

Sai isiiniiv, North Caroi ina 

To find Buck before study hour, one had only to 
listen lor i clarinet and follow his cars 10 the source 
nun was no slouch on the "licorice stick," and his 
jive was especially welcomed during radioless plebe 
„,n I qually profii ieni on the slipstick, it was up 
to D. D to pull his wiws vii in Math every term 
Duck's will ends were seldom crowded with 
femmes; instead, fall and spring afternoons found 
him yachting All out for sailing from the begin 
ning ol plebe year, Buck becami .1 skipper young- 
sin summei Mways quick to sec th< bright side 
ol things, Ik will make .1 good shipmate. 

Verne James Feeney 

Wildwood, New Jersey 

Chub, as he is called by his many friends, will be 
remembered lor his quiet, unassuming manner and 
roikI fellowship. Not in his native element among 
hooks and diagrams, this New Jersey lad longed 
for the wide open seas, with a trim craft beneath 
him He nevertheless applied himself to his books 
with his characteristic perseverance, and slowly, but 
steadily, gained in knowledge. A good all-around 
athlete, his specialities were track and gym. He 
made the varsity squads in both of these sports. In 
his lighter moods, after academics were over for 
the day, he vvas known for his shower-room bari- 

Wilbur Glenn Ferris 

Altus, Oklahoma 

Ever on the lookout for the dope, never passing up 
an opportunity for a little fun, Wilbur took mid- 
shipman life in his stride. His likeable manner soon 
won him many lasting friends, and among the 
fairer sex, too, as was evidenced every week-end. 
A dragging man from way back, he likes to give 
them all a break, but confesses that the true love is 
back in Oklahoma where his cowboy boots are 
neatly packed away for future reference. In three 
years on the Severn, Wilbur has proved that he 
certainly has what it takes to fulfill his many am- 
bitions. As his roommate can truthfully say, "The 
pleasure was all mine." 

Joseph Patrick Flanagan, Jr. 

W11 kes-Bakre, Pinnsylvania 

|„e is .111 Irish thoroughbred, tin venturesome and unassuming type At a tender age he rejected the calm 
and tranquil life ol the family abode and fared forth He weathered his prep school years at Wyoming 
Seminary, « intercd lor .1 yeai and a half at Princeton and eventually drifted within the confines of Bancrolt 
Hall His Annapolis saga lias been enriched by Ins wrestling exertions, in which held he won his varsity 
letter Alert mentally, |oc has been a star man throughout the three year academic steeplechase A patron 
ol the nts, he has amassed a well balanced and stimulating symphonic collection ol records 




William Lester Foster 

Robstown, Texas 

Bo, perhaps, has seen as much of the Navy as any 
of his classmates. Leaving home in '40 he joined 
chc Navy, and served two and a half years, mosdy 
aboard the "U.S.S. Tennessee." Nothing pleased 
Hoss like the thought of being home and going 
fishing with his dad, but since that was impossible, 
he resorted to the next best thing — women. And 
it was generally known that he definitely had his 
share, even during plebe year. Everyone is hoping 
he will get duty in Southern waters, for no one ever 
lived who hated the idea of cold water and swim- 
ming more than Bo. 

Samuel Edward Frock 

Uniontown, Pennsylvania 

Sam is a native Pennsylvanian and, as any of his 
classmates will tell you, he is proud of it. His easy 
amiability and his constant consideration of others 
have made him one of the popular men of the com 
pany. The Academic Departments have never 
caused him any undue amount of worry, and, above 
and beyond the curriculum, he lias done good scrv 
ice as exchange editor of the Log- Sam's athletic 
prowess, while not varsity, has been versatile. He 
has given creditable performances in company 
basketball, Softball, and volleyball. All in all, his 
record has been, and will continue to be, one of 

Paul Otto Gaddis 

Phoenix. Arizona 

from Phoenix, via Phoenix Junior lull..', and 
Cal lech. Paul came to Annapolis eagei to assert 
the superiority ol the West Hi- required only a 
short time i" Ins academii ability as .1 star 
student Although never .1 stellar athlete, lie divided 
his talents ably between company and batcalion 
spons Not satisfied to confine his activities to .my 
particular field, Paul capably handled the duties ol 
managing editor ol the / og, .is will .is serving on 
the Christmas Card Committee Combining .1 
pleasant wit with his easy going manner, he will 
always wm friends .is quickly .is In- has done at the 

John Drayton Gantt 

Barnwell, Sou hi Cakolina 

Bo started Ins career in the Navy November, 1940 He became an Electrician's Mate 2 1 on the U.S.S. 

Vulcan and was chosen to come to the Naval Academy via the Naval Academy Prep School Usually Bo 
is quiet, like the calm before the storm, hut the storm never breaks He wall Jo anything lor a pal, il lie Joes 
not lorgcc His favorite pastime is looking for something he put somewhere hut can't recall where or when 
He spcnJs a great Jcal of time brushing anj combining Ins blond, wavy hair, reminiscing of the Jays when 
Ins scalp was much mote ptolific. 



James Spray Gardner 

l )m mia, NUBRASK \ 

\\ nli chrei y< us ol college behind him, Jim left 
tin prairie state with an earnest desire co beconu a 
good N.u il officei I larpo devoted much ol his 
dmc and calem co the Log, more co convincing 
skcptkwl classmates chat Nebraska was not still 
,i territory Youngstci year Found him .u work on 
thi t liriscmas ( ard t ommittee and struggling co 
avoid the pitfalls "I youngster Math, After first 
absorbing some practical experience in the Rcct, 
nothing would sun litii more than a Naval diplo- 
matic career A star man in Bull and possessing .1 
glib congue, I larpo would be a sun* bet in matters 
rning diplomacy 

Robert Payne Gatewood 

Las Vkoas, Nevada 

Hailing from beyond the great Western plains, the 
Smiling Boy, as he was nicknamed by his class- 
mates, quickly learned that his broad smile and 
info nuns laughter were his best defensive weapons 
against irate first classmen. He sent many a pa- 
trician scowling to his lair — foiled and disarmed 
by his big expansive smile. Bob quickly found the 
natatorium, and once having established himself 
there, led bis plebe and varsity swimming teams 
through several successful seasons. Not to be out- 
done in any field, he has assured us by his mastcty of 
the Russian language, that future American-Soviet 
relations will be firmly cemented. 

Mark Harrington German 


Mirk hails from the deep South not the South ot cotton, but of citrus and came to Navy Tech after a 
leisurely life sailing on Tampa Bay, and finding new mischiel m the Phi Delt house at the University of 
Florida Gordo, is Mark has been dubbed, because ol his reputed capacity lor chocolate sundaes, and his 
affinity lor calories, has told us ol Florida bathing beauties and has written and dragged as many as possible- 
Academics didn't trouble Mark, but the system, from the first day ol plebe summer until No More Rivers, 
nevei ceased to be a "snare and a delusion." 


William Wallace Gay 

Griggsville, Illinois 

Best known for his slow Illinois drawl, Bill, with 
determination and academic ability, has set his 
course for the Naval Air Corps. His favorite pas- 
time is yawl sailing. He spent many afternoons out 
on the Severn, usually dragging, as his best-liked way 
of spending a week-end, was with one of the many 
girls on his list. Crew and acting as Log company 
representative took up most of his spare time during 
the week. With these activities, Bill has partici- 
pated in a good share of Academy life, adding his 
good spirits and humor to the company and his 
many friends. 



Robert Stephen Gerth 

Napa, California 

Bob is probably the only man who has refused CO 
drag at Navy. Why he should confine his escorting 
to the civilian world, when his placid, friendly 
nature attracts the queens of the fair sex, is his own 
secret. A star man on the Commando Course, 
Bobby's agility leaves us gasping and floundering 
in the rear while he is finishing smoothly. If, on a 
winter afternoon, anyone wanted him, Bob could 
be found down on the indoor range, banging away 
with a pistol, running up scores that put him high 
in the expert group. A real credit to his Navy 
family, Bob has proven himself a stalwart and 
valuable friend. 

Joseph McDonald Gibson Ferdinand Alexander Graham, Jr. 

Albany, Georgia 

Many fine fellows hail from the sunny South, but 
Georgia's claim to fame remains unchallenged in 
human dynamo Joe "Atlas" Gibson. Jose's man- 
ners, speech (his one fear being he'd lose the South 
crn drawl to a Yankee accent), and friendliness 
marked him as a true Southern gentleman. Aca- 
demics didn't come too easily for Joe, but a deter- 
mined spirit always helped to win the day. An 
ardent supporter of the athletic program, his name 
could be found on gym, track, and varsity wrest- 
ling lists, and numerous awards testify to his prow- 
ess. Whatever Joe loses by being a "sandblower" 
is amply compensated for in personality and spirit. 

1 .OUISVIJ li, Ki N I m KY 

III rhe summer ol '43 the Kentucky Colonel strolled 
into the Naval Academy with an avid expression 
ol eagerness about him, Inn it dkln'i cake him lung 
to get the word. However, he consistently applied 
himself to tasks at hand with marked success. I le 
was capable ol rising to meet almost any situation, 
surmounting it with an exceptional aptitude for 
diplomacy or timely bit of humor Being a mem- 
ber of the Public Relations Detail, herd was an 
ardent sports enthusiast, concentrating liis own 
participation to wrestling The latter also served 
the purpose ol keeping him in shape lor those 
rugged week -ends 

Rex Gygax 



Vision was all the 97-ton whale lacked when he started to classes But if he had trouble seeing the black 
board, this trouble ended on week-ends when the fairer sex came into view, or maybe all those cross-country 
hikes strengthened his sight. Whatever it was, Van was a social savotr I )nce third class year was reached, 
it was ne'er a hop missed. Athlerically Rex found his time well taken up by soccer and lacrosse both ol 
which brought out the hard fighting qualities that made him a good teammate This fighting spirit, coupled 
with an honest and unassuming nature, made him liked and respected by all. 



John Wesley Haizlip, Jr. 

Carlisle, Kbntuckv 

Kentucky, fast horses, beautiful women, bourbon, 
hops these wca- Slip's first lows and the most 
Emportani pan ol slip's life Anticipating young- 
ster year, Smiley started training lor the flying 
squadron by going out foi plcbctrack, This train- 
ing proved very useful; he followed up every hop 
by running a record half with the D. O. clocking. 
Hazy was talented along many lines, but he was 
not overly energetic, He was more inclined to 
dream about the coming week-end than to worry 
aboui .1 Lost B T V His carefree nature and his 

Common sense are sure to make his life pleasant as 

wv II ,i\ successful. 

Wayne Boyce Harharger, Jr. 

Jackson, Oh 

This chubby little man, better known as Dippy to 
the boys who always showed up to eat his chow 
at tea time, was one o( the most non-regulation 
fellows in the Regiment. In spite of tea and cigars, 
Wayne was a very capable athlete, with a winning 
spirit that could not be broken. Pushball and wrest- 
ling seemed to attract him. Dippy was always the 
fellow to sec if you couldn't work a problem or 
understand the dope. His career of dragging every 
week-end began early in plcbc year, and his patent 
leather dancing shoes saw more service than his drill 

James Barnard Harsha 

Portsmouth, Ohio 

From that July day in 1943, when he trudged 
wearily into the room on the fourth deck, weighted 
down with his newly-acquired gear, Jim has been 
one of the most active fellows in the company. 
His interests have ranged from Western movies 
and politics to model building and comic books. 
He will best be remembered as the Cap'n, having 
earned this title because of his prowess as a seafar- 
ing man. Either racing or dragging (at both he was 
equally adept), we were always anxious to sail with 
him. We will long remember those enjoyable times 
on a yawl with the dashing Cap'n at the helm. 

Seymore Thomas Hays, Jr. 

Mammoth Spring, Arkansas 

"I'm from Arkansas," would be the reply with an apologetic tone and a blushing smile. An exception to the 
rule ol a boasting middle, S. T, was tl.e hermit ol the group He said little, but was considered a mainstay 
by anyone who needed an understanding Iricnd. Much to our surprise and pleasure, we tound, on a week-end 
party, the inner man in this supposedly shy fellow When the spirits rule his destiny, he will not take no for 
.111 answer At the moment, his only ambition is to eliminate Keats, Shelley, and their proteges from the 
Academy annuals. 



Edward Charles Hill 

Belleville, Michigan 

Graceful on the dance floor, quick on rejoinders co 
the cracks of his classmates, and long on his praise 
of the Navy, Ed is ever the smooth exponent of 
what Uncle Sam tried to make of us. His delving 
into the depths of Burns and Wordsworth for re- 
laxation, after a hard dragging week-end, both 
amused and whizzed off his Red Mike classmates. 
Spending most of his time trying to figure out how 
he could get more waves in his hair, or how he 
could slip aboard the "Ambassador" for Detroit, 
Spike never could understand where this strain 
was that every one was talking about. 

Elmer Robert Hilly Jr. 

Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Has anyone heard that plebe from Mass. say "It's 
farther from Harvard to Bar Harbor than from 
Bar Harbor to Harvard"? This was one of Bob's 
more famous accomplishments during plebe year — 
Yankee twang and all. As time passed and Bob 
became more learned in matters nautical, one man- 
nerism stuck — the New England accent. Bob 
fitted into midshipman life well. A hard-working 
conscientious student, he was well known for his 
fine companionship and friendly conversation dur- 
ing off-duty moments A Naval career has long 
been Bob's goal. His work here has proved his 
earnest desire to be an officer and a gentleman. 

John William- Hill 



We suppose it was inevitable that Bill should come 
to be called Hillbilly although his cosmopolitan 
nature and suave manner with the gentler sex hely 
the same. Bill had a sharp eye lor beauty and a fatal 
twinkle in his eye as his laden locker doors attest. 
Bill's track and cross-country training lor the flying 
squadron were somewhat wasted when his brother 
appeared at the P. G, School with a car, so he 
turned to soccer, basketball, Softball, boxing, and 
wrestling to occupy the time he didn't spend plot 
ting the position of our armies on his maps. 

Robert Russell Horner, Jr. 

Roanoke, Virginia 

The Sage, suh, is a Southern gentleman by definition, a Virginian by residence, and a terror to all picks. 
His main problem is trying to understand women, necessitating attending all hops, and making the most 
of his time on leaves. His major interest and ability lay along the social line. This was no mean ability, 
as evidenced by the fact that he managed finally to draw his "Red Mike" wife out of his seclusion. Such a 
trait, plus the fact that he can usually dispense some good advice on any subject (mostly women), will put 
the Sage in the middle of any gathering. 



Richard Paul Howard , Jr. 

Boston, Massa< wusbtts 

i v ici in i while there appears a man of ability 

and deep sincerity Such was Pinky to Ins class 
mi. in ! quipped with a maturity "I thought that 
l larvard helped to leave with him, Pinky was as 
adept at striding through academics as he was in 
nuking .in Indelible impression upon those who 
met him I le brought with him to the Academy a 
yen lor psychology that sent him En his spare mo- 
ments i" the "conditioned reflex" or "thalamus " 
An unusual sense ol humot did much to help Pinky 
maintain an Individuality that was often .1 spark in 
the classroom Bon Voyage, Pinky May success 
be yours! 

Thomas Jerome Hudncr, Jr. 

I \i 1 River, Massac husi 1 rs 

Unlike his three wives who were devoted sailors, 
Tom spent his afternoons on either the football or 
lacrosse field His ability with a lacrosse stick was 

paralleled somewhat by his ability with .1 slipsrick 
in that he was an expert in adjusting slipsticks to 
precision aeeuraev Tunis proficiency in hreneli balanced by his bewilderment at the hidden 
wonders ol Naval machinery and those who came 

CO him foi help In Dago paid lor their instruction 
by unraveling ,1 I leli Shaw pump or a steering 
mechanism Not exactly a \{<.\\ Mike Lou reserved 

his dragging to leaves 

Omar Joslin Jacomini 

ClNClNNA 1 1, Ohio 

Because he seemed co be quiet and serums, not many midshipmen really knew Jake's whole personality 
Underneath Ins unassuming manner was .\n outstanding sense of humor and an assuringi) steadfast purpose, 
he was the kind ol a fellow you would want for your closest friend Jake's main extra cumcuUr diversion 
,ii the Academy, excluding his o \. O., was track His abilitj in the half-mile won him berths on the plebe 
and varsity track teams He also made the first team, academicall) speaking Interested in Naval design 
and beguiled by the Na\ \ in general, he is one whose confident outlook will surely bring continued success. 

Thomas Edwin Jackson 

Hope, Arkansas 

Tom is one of those rare midshipmen who came 
here intending to be a forty-year man. Three years 
have not changed Dimples' mind. As his nickname 
suggests, he is given to smiling, although most 
people find him very quiet and sometimes bashful. 
Further investigation usually shows him to be a 
steady, dependable worker who is everybody's 
friend and who keeps his nose in the boac. Tom 
has proven to be a fleet soccer player on both plcbe 
and junior varsity teams. The three main difficul- 
ties ol this sincere lad seem to be Math, eye exams, 
and the shortness of Navy beds. 



Robert Thomas Jenkins 

Talladega, Alabama 

From Dixie's football pride, che Crimson Tide, 
came Trigger, a smooth buzz-boy with a broad 
grin. Time in the Air Corps taught Bobby "the 
old Army game"; that December the Kaydets 
learned too, when he scored Navy's first touch- 
down. Continuing this performance he made ail- 
American youngster year. Modest and sincere, we 
remember him as spokesman for all sessions. When 
whispering began, "the beavers" were definitely 
about to bear the brunt of one of his numerous 
practical jokes. Never one to worry, he always 
stayed one jump ahead of the Academic Board. 
Few have worked harder, fewer have accomplished 
more, and none have had more friends. 

Richard Clement Johnson 

La Grande, Orego 

Tim-ber r-r. Leaving that wailing cry far behind, 
Johnnie arrived at Annapolis to ful fill his ambitions 
at Navy Tech. At first somewhat disillusioned by 
the lack of tall trees and high mountains, Johnnie 
gradually became acclimated and serried down to a 
peaceful sojourn on the Severn, His lile at the 
Naval Academy has been full of achievements. 
Not content with just standing in the upper lull 
of his class, be also excelled in track which fact 
is indicated by the various Navy N's thai adorn 
his bathrobe. Johnnie, with his ready smile and 
cheerful disposition, made many friends who will 
always remember him as the best Incnd a man can 

Warren Bennett Johnson 

Seattle, Washington 

Being of the former category in the brawn versus brains controversy, Johnny spent his terms excelling at 
athletics and his exam weeks offering sacrifices to Tccumseh. Congenial and folly, bis many friends will 
remember him for his fine wit, salty stories, and professed knowledge of women Johnny was a traveled and 
versatile man, and could do anything from pouring forth a few notes on a trumpet to heaping a sailor's 
epithets on the Steam Department. His eagerness to join any fun or frolic was furthered by his lu( k in a void 
ing the frap sheet. One of the favored few, he beat the system, unbroken in spirit. 

Theodore Rogness Johnson } Jr. 

Sioux Falls, Sou mi Hanoi \ 

Having won a B.A. at Yale, Rog descended on the 

Naval Academy seeking a B S Unruffled and torn 
posed in all siruations, with a calculating and tie 
termined eye on scraping through academically 
and then some to civil lile, he was abruptly 
awakened to the perverse channels ol t In si ti atifii 
mind. Undaunted by academic vicissitudes, In 
set forth to be the Navy's version of B.M.O.C 

Coolness and confidence speedily made him in 
valuable in managerial and money-changing ca 
pacitics, culminating in crew managership and 
grand vizcrship in N AC A El's swagger and a 
ready wit contributed to make his popularitj In ill 
bis achievements. 



Harry Alexis Jones Joyce 

HA, Tbnnessi l 

I ven undiscerning eyes sec why classmates call 
Harry "the Brace, M hut besides carrying one ol the 
Regiment's best braces, he also carries a store ol 
Tennessee "folklore" he loves to untold. When 

taller tales are cold, Rcctfoot insists lie will tell 
them The Gullible, beware! Harry's crew like 
appearance is not misleading .is Ik has been produc- 
[ng some ol the Severn's larger "puddles" since 
plcbe year. His enthusiasm llagged only when 
crew's rigid training threatened Ins desire lor "every 
wcelt end a dragging week-end." Ability to swing 
the biggest deals, legendary within the company, 

and the inevitable phrase, "Harry has already taken 
care ol that," augur well his future, 

James Kirkvatrick 

Norfolk, Virginia 

If you have a spare week or two, and have never 
heard of the Old Dominion, see the J and he'll 
expound fully on her merits and demerits, of which 
the latter, according to him, are nil. His unending 
wit is as spontaneous as the proverbial combustion; 
tersely, he is a kilowit. He has at his command an 
inexhaustible supply of personal anecdotes, which 
are a source of humor for all his associates. Lo- 
quacious perhaps, but entertainingly so; loyal, and 
possessing an affable personality — these qualities 
supplement his full character. Wherever Jim may 
be, he inevitably evokes natural laughter and good 

Quincy, Illinois 

Swapping his law books for Steam, a river boat for 
a warship, and the ole Mississippi for the sea, this 
Prairie State lad was piped aboard to the cone of his 
immortal "Oh, I'm from Quincy. . . ." Armed 
with his flute and affable personality, he easily 
swept aside the rigors of our Academy life. With 
the femmes, Bob had his fingers scorched now and 
again, but with the plentiful advice of his expe- 
rienced classmates to guide him, he was never badly 
burned. Sailing became his first love, and if stars 
had been given for proficiency in that, he would 
have had them as well as the others. 

John Thomas Lyons, Jr. 

McComb, Mississippi 

With his Southern drawl and cas V ways, you might easily picture Dad resting beneath a Mississippi mag- 
nolia tree in the afternoon sun, and although taps and reveille have yet to catch him on his feet, this docs not 
give the whole story. John's plans lor the future point skyward, toward speed and an expanse unrestricted 
by walls. Although not always a member of the renowned Rying squadron, his dislike of Saturday's meat- 
loal encouraged him to seek the false freedom A Annapolis regularly. His Irish folk songs, coupled with 
an occasional Georgia Tech cheer, made him an always welcome hand on frequent week-end sailing trips. 


Frederick Vincent Martin 

Berkeley, Califi 

"R-O-T-A-T-E, M4-S-T-E-R" will echo through 
Bancroft long after "Duffy Martin" has left. Fred's 
extraneous posterior really was no larger than many 
other sterns in the company, but We always enjoyed 
kidding good-natured Fred about his prize pos- 
session. In spare moments you might have found 
Fred sailing, unless he was chowing down. We 
think Fred always did doubt if the next meal were 
coming. If not sailing or eating, it was women or 
more women. At first untried in feminine ways, 
"Duffy" proved that you can be educated here, for 
three years of study, and evidently something extra, 
made him "star man of the flying squadron." 

Stephen Dale Marvin 

Cincinnati, Ohio 

Coming from that portion of the United States 
where most of the water one sees comes from a 
faucet, Steve still knew more about the Navy and 
ships in general than most of the old salts who 
prided themselves with a couple of years duty on 
the Severn. A conscientious student, he worked 
hard for three years, and when graduation time 
arrived had one of the better academic records to 
show for his labors. His sports were fencing and 
track, and he covered his bathrobe with letters from 
both. Steve's successful three years at the Academy 
will provide many a happy memory in later years. 

Howard Lynn Matthews, Jr. 

Charleston, South Carolina 

From her ranks of Southern gentlemen, The Citadel 
sent us one of her favorite sons, whose burning 
ambition was to use his ready wit and silver tongue 
to convince all unbelievers that the world revolves 
around Charleston. Though there are still skeptics 
on that suhject, no one can say, after conversing 
with the "personality kid," that Bob Hope is the 
country's leading comedian. Matty's popularity 
and aptitude elevated him to the post ol Class 
Ring Committee chairman, and he won acclaim 
for his individualism in the boxing ring. Destined 
to be a United States Marine, Matty is proof that 
"big dealers" are essential in every organization. 


Ivan Bruce Matron 

Greybull, Wyoming 

With his everlasting smile and joking manner, Maxo was a gift to drags and the brigade. Nut one to let 
his academics interfere with his social life, he never missed a dragging week-end or a party. On the afternoons 
when the Executive Department didn't require his presence for a little Extra Duty, you'd find him on the 
football or soccer field. Iby, the man who always came through when the chips were down (especially in 
a poker game), played his cards with the finesse of the classroom scholar he was, in hope of someday fulfilling 
his lifelong ambition of becoming a hot pilot. 



Heyward Elliott McDonald 

Cms int. South Carolina 

Chester's fair-haired hoy, that smooch, dashing 
caballero from die old South, never known to be 
without woman troubles (too many women) — 
that was Mac who was continually in hot water. 
Possessor of dry wit, an excellent tenor, and ability 
CO play the piano, he was welcomed at any oc- 
casion. As company representative, Mac per- 
formed efficiently and satisfied all, even securing 
rooms on the fourth deck youngster year. Versatile 
in track, softball, and the squared circle, he still 
found time to make line academic records. In case 
anyone forgets, to quote this modest lad, "I'll 
admit I'm not good-looking, but what's my 
opinion against thousands ot others." 

Arthur Francis McGrail, Jr. 

Brockton, Massachusetts 

Christened Arthur Francis, he was doomed by his Father's lather to be known as Mac. Bctorc he had been 
with us long, he was dubbed Mister O'Mallcy, be< IUS( l« SO closely resembles in every way Crockett John- 
son's mischievous sprite Close to the line in height, Mr Five foot-five lets his hair grow whenever time 
comes for the physical examination His name gives bis nationality, and, though not a black-lace Irishman, 
Ik is, paradoxically, a good-natured one Proud o\ bis three years in the Marines, be likes to skip over the 
fact that he was issued a carbine instead ol a big rillc 

Dale Wallace McCormicU 

( 01 orado Springs, Coi orado 

Expediency, with which lie accomplishes given 
i.isks, and his uncanny knack lor remembering the 
when abouts of bis and Ins wife's belongings, illus- 
trate Hale's organizational ability. He proved a 

capablf master of academics as well as an able 

ii ■ player, In these fleeting minutes alter bops, 

Ma< lias swooned many an Eastern girl with his 
line aboul living on the slopes ol Tike's Peak. He 
is still attending wounds received from the many 

times h. his slipped under the D *S dropping 
sword as he pi iced tenth in the flying squadron Foi 
three years Mac has abided by his lavotiu doarmc, 

"\ ariei y in the spice ol hie 

EAward Stokes McGefiee 

Montgomery, Alabama 

From the first moment we saw Stokes he was 
always striving for two things: to make friends, 
and to gain weight. He never failed in the former 
ambition, but alas he was never intended to be a 
heavyweight. Always involved in an affair of the 
heart, Flame aroused the envy of us all with his 
ability to steer clear of entangling alliances. He 
was never a star man, nor an all-American in 
sports, but he knew the secret of enjoying life, and 
making those around him do likewise. Everyone 
who knew Ed will always remember him as a 
friend, a student, and a gentleman. 



Larry Cecil McGuire 

Berkeley, California 

"My Gawd! Are you on your sack again?" was 
the inevitable exclamation when someone opened 
Mac's door during study hour and found him in 
the usual horizontal position. Varsity track, sleep- 
ing, and nights at the Hoot Owl Poker Club took 
up most of his time. Larry came to the Academy 
believing that "women are a snare and a delusion," 
but in time he acquired an enviable reputation with 
the young ladies as being the "lovable type." His 
subtle wit, sound sense of values, and tranquil dis- 
position are qualities which help to make up a 
personality and character that cannot help but 
succeed in any undertaking. 

Jay Gillis McKie 

Manhattan Beach, California 

From the sandy soil ol Southern California, Jay 
chose the Navy .is a career and the Academy as the 
scene of his initial efforts. We welcomed him to 
our circle, and our admiration lor his personality, 
his ability, and his sterling qualities increased as 
the time passed. As an athlete be stood with the 
best; three years on the baseball and football teams 
brought him well-earned tame We admired Jay 
for his high principles and the way be Stood up for 
them. Noted for his goodhcarted likeableness and 
willingness to do anything lor a friend. Jay will he 
a welcome shipmate. 

Willard Emmet McLaughlin, Jr. 

1 1 \ \ 

Mack is tin- family loving type ol Texan; and if he 
i hi |< av< Annapolis with memories as dear co him 
as the memories ol home and the campus life at 
Baylor University, he should have a good start on 
a Naval career Mack's talent is diplomat y, his 
hobby is receiving mail, and his major complaints 
are matrimonial problems and bis 7 20 eyes Since 
Mack is a gymnast, he will probably have his 
bunkrOOm a web ol parallel bars This arrange 
meni should make a pleasant view from bis bed, as 
Mack is a firm believer In taking a nap until his de- 
sire to exerx ise has been forgotten 

Charles Grey McPartland 

West Hartford. Connlc. ricui 

Grey's lifelong ambition to become a Naval officer, and perhaps his year with the R ( ) T C at Yale, instilled 
him with a Naval interest and enthusiasm that during bis pkhc year astonished the first class and during his 
youngster year terrorized the plebes. Nevertheless, his friendliness, and the casual manner in which he 
breezed through academics, made him seem e L | going ' >nly when dragging, however, did his (un loving 
nature completely show itself Inspired by the occasion, he would keep us in hilarious uproar with his ready 
wit and capricious antics 



Ray Delay lane Mering, Jr. 


Buck arrived at the Naval Academ) with three 
,, ,, :ol college work .11 the University ol Missouri 
behind him Wi an glad to say this bolstered his 
spirits many times in dark moments li did help 
him get on our character lisi as a mm reg boy 
though He was an energetic member "I thi com 
panj - football and soccer teams, and his cheerful- 
,„■■ and agressiveness led the ream on to many 
viccorii I *>" though he loved hi-, home state 
dearly, quite .1 bit ol his love weni oui to .r small 
place in South Texas Buck's geniality always made 
him a popular man in the company 

Marc Pawl Merner 

Palo Auto, California 

Long .ilccr the strains of Marc's guitar have died 
away, we shall still recall some of the amusing ways 
in which he labored to acquire professional knowl- 
edge and enjoy himself simultaneously. This phi- 
losophy frequently piled him up on upperclass 
reefs during plebe year; but after that, life was a 
breeze, giving the energetic laj time for dragging, 
wrestling, boxing, and thinking -of pretty girls, 
no doubt "Right a hair, left a hair," Marc's com- 
ing on deck ready for a hull session on anything 
from sex to seamanship. Whatever the next port 
may be, Mate's cutting water; he's in no hurry, 
hut he'll get there. 

James Lloyd Moss 

vVlCHI 1 \. Kansas 

In spite Ol Ins Kansas humor. |.m is one of the most popular bins in his company One ol his trarts is that 
h, dwayshas iwlttj remark 1... any occasion His wives remember him as the boy who was going to bilge 
each term. Despite these complaints. Jim did very well tor himsell in the academic held His 
cooperation and hard work made him manager ol two varsity sports Although he prolessed to be a Red 
Mike, |im dragged som< ol the best looking girls ai thi Icadem) Jim'shapp) wit and good-natured friend- 
liness will always be remembered by Ins classmates 

Harold Doty Moore 

DeRidder, Louisiana 

Doty was a Joe College boy who feared his social 
life would suffer when he came to Navy, but during 
youngster year his desire for companionship mani- 
fested itself in his fireside gatherings when the 
plebes would gather around to seep in his wealth 
of worldly knowledge. As the three years passed 
Doty became more serious and assumed the role of 
company philosopher. Then, when there were no 
international problems to be solved and none left 
co psychoanalyze, he was seen dragging the fairest 
belles of Baltimore. Always a "strong finish" man, 
Doty managed to win the final round whether in 
a bull session or in athletics. 



Donald Stewart Murray 

St. Cloud, Minnesota 

From the land of 10,000 lakes comes Don, quite a 
savvy boy, who was valedictorian back at St. 
Cloud. Academics bother him little so he spends 
his spare time banging out letters on his type- 
writer. Don's eyes are focused on the future, when 
after a sea, he can join up with the fly- fly boys. 
Through the medium of experience and recogni- 
tion manuals he has gained an excellent knowledge 
on all makes and models of aircraft and is the 
plebe's walking encyclopedia. With a miniature in 
hand and a girl in mind, surely he with Betty will 
lead an exciting life. 

Samuel Burr Ogden, Jr. 

Westport, Connecticut 

This call, blond, happy-go-lucky Navy junior came 
to the Academy after four years at Admiral Farra- 
gut Academy. It was evident from the beginning 
that he knew his way around, both on the athletic 
field and in social circles. Perhaps it was his frank 
ncss and individuality or maybe it was his easy- 
going friendliness that stood him in such good 
stead. At any rate, he has an air of confidence about 
him which has made his career here a success, and 
will surely help him attain his ambition of becom- 
ing a "buzz-boy" in the Naval Air Corps. 

John Joseph O'Neill, Jr. 

New Haven, Cunni i ncui 

John, .in Irishman with .1 hot temper, came co us 
from New England. He was one ol chose rate in 
dividuals who, without cutting throat ot cracking a 
book, could star, He is a brain, bur not a slash 
Always a joker, J. J. was famous lor his quick wit 
and ready smile. Jig was a smooth operator who 
handled debutantes .is well as Navy funiors, Ath- 
letics, week -end brawls, good looking women, 
hooks, and occasional studying took up a great 
deal of John's time at the Academy The remainder 
of the rime our hero looked forward to the time he 
would have his own sub 

Ralph Paul Parker 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Ralph came to us as a veteran of the University of Pennsylvania. Plebe year found him pulling hard at 
his oar up and down the blue Severn. An expert at bridge he never lei Ins partner down His finesses and 
crossed trumps always worked. Academics would have never been a great worry if it hadn't been fur young 
stcr Steam. Curly aroused jealousies when he constantly received that letter every day, but we forgave him 
when he handed out that ring youngster year First class week ends were a lot of fun, but June of '46 was his 
date because he was a promised man 



Robert Joseph Perricli 

R.1A1 It), Cm IFORNl \ 

Bob's experience in die Army Air Corps served co 
t0 go him nil to .1 good scan plebc year It was 
..luring plebc year that "Bosco" made .1 niche for 
himscll mi the Academy Hall of Fame by cuing 
six cannon kills alter eating .1 regulai meal 1 atei 
that year he distinguished himsell by giving .1 mas 
mlul interpretation ol 1 police inspector in the 
Masqueradcr's production He maintains that 
twisting his hair helps him concentrate, but we .ill 
knov, thai he ni vei knocks it nil excepi at infantry 
and drawing slips He has one aversion; he hates 
to have the plebescall him "1 he |aw " 

Otto Godfrey Pit?, Jr. 

Matador, Texas 

An Army brat, Pete was at first reluctant to serving 
in the Navy But as time passed, Pete, with his 
genuine desire to become an officer, came to accept 
the Navy JS his chosen field. His outstanding char- 
acteristic is his ability to get along with others. 
This may have come from having known so many 
people, or having lived in so many places. Pccc's 
chief diversion was reading good books. His 
knowledge of events and places is astounding 
He went in for company sports, doing well in 
soccer and military track. Pete is quiet and re- 
served, which accounts for his commanding the 
respect of all. 

Edward James Powers 

Barre Plains, Massachusetts 

Academy life accentuated Ed's inherent determina- 
tion to make a success of whatever task he might 
undertake. Although he studied to learn instead of 
fot a grade, his natural intelligence and conscien- 
tious perserverance enabled him to star in many 
subjects. With great soberness he made being a 
midshipman a serious job, hard work and earnest 
studying compensating for his lack of college prepa- 
ration. His outlook for a career in the serivce and 
action with the Marines has been given a noble 
start by his excellent record here 

William Ogg Rainnie, Jr. 

Ashtabula, Ohio 

The Naval Academy and the Naval sen,,. hav< been Bill's two goals in life. Entering the Academy 
with 5 linn resolution to make .1 su„css ol his Naval career, he isalreadj «ell on the way en achieving that 
end Academies are no obstacle to Bill, he possesses an uncanny ability to retain .1 maximum amount of in- 
formation with .1 minimum amount ol mi.1i With an intense interest in spnrts, he has chosen to conccn- 
ir.iu on football and basketball, proving himself a valuable player, Combining these many interests with a 
friendly personality, Bill has won an unusual popularity throughout the entire brigade 



Francis Joseph RcaMy 

Avon, Massachusetts 

Frank came to us from New England, and brought 
his high standards of moral and personal behavior 
with him. His fine analytic mind has brought him 
to the fore in chess and bridge, as well as in Mathe- 
matics. He plugged his way through company 
cross-country to a berth in varsity track, took his 
share of spray under sail, and still found time to 
excel in academics. The "Postmaster," or some- 
times "Senator," full of advice on his Boston 
accent, was mighty proud of it. A sportsman and a 
gentleman, he was an asset to our ranks. 

Lynn DeForest Reed 

Towanda, Pennsylvania 

Lynn's inconspicuous seclusion of plebe year was 
abruptly broken by his expose of hidden talent and 
ambition on youngster as well as first class 
Always willing to absorb knowledge, one can 
hardly forget his continual, "Well what do you 
know'" if but only his remorseful reaction to why 
Steam was fruit. (He knows better now.) More 
than once his earnest forethought saved the day, 
even if his classmates thought him wrong at the 
time He was well liked by all and proved to be a 
very entertaining companion on those week-end 
yawl trips we all remember so well. 

William Frank Regan 

Tolland, Connecticut 

Being the reddest of the Red Mikes, a bullologist of 
renown, and pugilist of no lesser ability, gives Bill 
a wide range of distinct characteristics. His choice 
Black vocabulary acts as a safety valve allowing 
him to blow off excess steam resulting from his 
Irish temper. His greatest weakness was revealed 
plebe year when "our guide" intercepted him while 
returning from Crabtown with his weekly supply 
of chow when he rated attending athletic contests. 
His chapeau "a la stinky" clearly indicated that 
flying fever had him, so when he signed the pref- 
erence list for the wild blue yonder, his long 
cherished ambition became a reality. 

]e.remian Daniel Reilly, ]r. 

Franklin, Tennessee 

I,;. klllMllv niohtineale who won many hearts with his 
From the hills of Tennessee via f^^T^^ZZt^ *« «"■ »" IJ ^ «>"" 
stirring rendition of "Wreck on the H ghway. Dan to e ^ £ ^^ qo sajling Hc won 

any time on subjects torn maun ^™ ^ok an active part in sailing-both dragging and racing. 


Harlan Long Reycroft, Jr. 

West Hartford, Connecticut 

Dinghies and women were his chief interests and 
held equal importance for him, which we can't 
understand, as he diJ have some success in the line 

of sailing It can't he said that studies were trim, 
Inn m every other way "he got tin's stull" which, 
wiili Ins constant willingness to help his wives out 
of any kind of trouhlc, has set a fitting example tor 
his i lassmates to lollow. Life, in the Fleet or out 
of it, will never bother Ray who takes it rather 
seriously but with plenty ol that ability to see the 
lighter side of things. 

George Frank Richards, Jr. 

Olton, Texas 

George is characteristically Texan. The "touch of 
Texas in his walk" has bewildered the less imagina- 
tive who arc forever looking for nonexistent 
gopher holes. He spends a great deal of time in 
heated arguments concerning the virtues of his 
home state. Cactus has an insatiable appetite for 
movies, and rarely misses a liberty on any account. 
His ability with the guitar attracts many to his 
nightly sessions, making life miserable for his room- 
mate. A versatile athlete, he has busied himself 
mainly with basketball and baseball, winning 
minor letters in both. Conscientious, quiet— cer- 
tainly not garrulous— Rich commands the respect 
of everyone. 

Dwke Jack Rose 

, Tex a 

From Texas, via Duke University, big, smiling, jovial Duke came to the Naval Academy. Duke always 
kept things well in hand Whether it was a Steam final, or a pretty coed, he was master of the situation. 
Ai case any place (always En ranks), Duke had a knack of getting along with people and making them like 
him. His one great love, football, sullered a severe setback when lie injured his knee youngster year. But 
with his indomitable spirit he came back first class year and played some great ball. Possessed with good 
sens* and Leadership, Duke will command respect wherever he goes. 

William Gardiner Ridgway 

Haddon Heights, New Jersey 

Coming to us from the Submarine Service, Ridge 
thought that being a football player was the next 
best thing to being a submariner. As the result of 
a knee injury acquired while playing plebe year. 
Bill spent the remainder of his career for Navy in 
the stands. Ridge nearly drove his wife to dis- 
traction by indulging in his favorite pastime, that 
of cracking his knuckles, which sounds like a 20- 
mm. anti-aircraft battery staving off an enemy air 
attack. His frankness has won him many friends, 
and he can always be counted on to lend a helping 
hand wherever one is needed. 



Elliot Robert Rose 

Brookline, Massachusetts 

We always said that Murphy must have been vac- 
cinated with a phonograph needle, for his line of 
gab never ceased from reveille until taps. But his 
lively chatter oftimes helped enliven a monotonous 
routine for us. The Rose's one big claim to fame 
was his ability to decipher those Rube Goldberg 
sketches called Steam. Sports, leave, and Phyllis 
seemed to be the main things in the Murph's young 
life, and concerning these, he did quite well. We're 
sure the last two especially will still interest him 
when he has left the Academy for the Fleet. 

William Myles Schaefer 

Chicago, Illinois 

Scotty Schaefer, from Chicago, in the state of de- 
lirium tremens, was probably the only man in the 
class to have the shakes two weeks after youngster 
leave expired. Always lucky in many respects, his 
greatest trouble loomed in the form of the Execu- 
tive Department. Famous for his Chicago brogue, 
Scott's chief weakness was his stomach. With 
special training in liberty-hounding, he spent his 
spare moments in pushball or chasing academics 
around the bush. A confirmed "Longhair," he 
took his music seriously, even to the extent of ac- 
quiring a classical O. A. O. Pleased with life, he 
asks only that life be pleased with him. 

Kenneth Park Scars 

Cleveland, Oklahoma 

Two years at Oklahoma University made aca- 
demics easy, and put stars on his collar. K, P. was 
firmly convinced that week-ends were for having 
good times, and he was never one to be worried 
by a few little regulations. His good-natured ef- 
ficiency was admired by his classmates, and he 
served as company representative and general 
peacemaker. He was always willing to drag, and 
his main athletic activity was sprinting in from 
liberty on Saturday nights. When everything else 
fails, he can always use his good nature for a secret 

Charles Martin Shuey 

Fallon, Nevada 

Quiet, affable, whose chief enjoyment was instigating trouble in the Mess Hall, Cactus was always willing 
to laugh, play cards, or study, He excelled in all three. His pride and joy was a lock of bushy hair. The 
Juice Gang was his escape from chapel and P-rades. Cactus could study only on the sack, but he learned a 
lot of Steam there. He condemned all academics whether he starred or not. In Bull he didn't. Dragging 
wasn't particularly desirable youngster year, but first class year he turned over a new leaf. Cactus will always 
make friends, whether farming on the sagebrush flats of arid Nevada or commanding a ship on the rolling 



Raymond Walter Sitz 


Known to his classmates as Rabble, Raymond 
■ Hi was .1 Marine [uniot from the nation's capital 
Not ,ui extremist on thi dragging side ol lile, Ray 
exhibited fine choice ol the feminine Loi when he 
did escort In the realm ol athletics he attained 
excellence fbi constant nai mbership on the radiator, 
squad Turning to the academic phase oi this Insti 
union brought him near the top, Upon graduation 
he adorned the Marine green Prom cruise expe 
rienccs ol seasickness It was inferred thai he should 
not entei any sea going unii Whatever Raymond's 
position, u will be n happy one foi chose in service 
with him 

Carlton Bruce Smith 

Miami, Florida 

Smicty had a new dream one time which finally 
came true in 1^43 when he entered the "Trade 
School." After capturing the All-Southern High 
School Award in football for two years, Smicty 
found no trouble in getting in the back held of the 
big blue team, [here to stay lor his three years at 
Navy The Academic Departments gave him his 
biggest troubles, but they were never big enough 
lor a hard worker like him. Juice and Math made 
1 he 1 andles hum at both ends but exercise gave him 
new vitality His locker door was a spot which 
Invited many visitors because ol the pictures 

Philip Charles Smith, Jr. 

Akron, Ohio 

"Big things come In small packages" is an oft quoted adage, but there's no more accurate description of Pete 
Smith. \\ iih bis winning smile and reserved » it, Smitty bounced through the section rooms at .1 pace that 
kepi si ir men jumping Battalion football, track, and liberty hounding constituted his principal intercuts, 
but when chest bet IttM impossible . he turned to his many feminine admirers and thoughts of O hi ho. His 
spare time was devoted to corresponding, and the abundance ol mail he received In return confirmed the 
Bull Department's Judgment Phil's ability, Yankee Ingenuity, determination, and fair play assure the Navy 
ol a valuablt office] 

^ Ajft^^te^ 


John Calvin Smith 

Miles City, Montana 

Quick on the uptake in both academics and spores, 
Smitty has left an indelible impression on his class- 
mates. Small in stature, but big in heart and spirit, 
he has proved to us all that a good little man is 
hard to beat. Never considered a slash, he has man- 
aged to remain in the upper half of his class since 
plebe year, and during recreational hours has given 
an excellent account of himself on the wrestling 
mat, the cinder paths, and the obstacle course. 
Admired, respected, and liked by all hands, Smitty 
has been a real asset to the Naval Academy. 



Rohert Holmes Smith, ]r 

Canal Zone, Panama 

Any morning before breakfast, you'd find Bob 
bathed in foamy lather, hacking at his face with 
cheerful unconcern in the carnage he called a shave. 
Any comment upon this spectacle would inevitably 
evoke the retort, "Well, at least it's my own 
throat I'm cutting." An M.l.T. background en- 
abled him to while away his study hours in sleep, 
caustic bantet sessions, ot more often, in engrossed 
perusals of some blacklist novel. Playing the num- 
ber one position on the golf team and following his 
amorous pursuits made him a busy man. In the 
latter occupation, his success was the wonder and 
envy of his classmates. 

Stanford Sidney Smith 

Thermopolis, Wyoming 

Luck was with all of us when this sincere, unassum- 
ing son of Wyoming decided to hang up his spurs 
and become a sailor. Stan was the man the system 
failed to standardize— he had the ability to main- 
tain an even keel and appraise things at their true- 
value. Although always more intetested in the 
self-satisfaction of pctsonal betterment than in 
outside attention, we all knew him as one of the 
toughest hombres on the wrestling mat. an accom- 
plished musician, a well versed reader, the torn 
mando course champion of the brigade, an engi- 
neering savoir, and a gentleman in the finest sense 
of the word. 

John Edward Snyder 

Stamford, Connbc new 

A Connecticut Yankee and proud ol it , [ohnnji 

divided his time between his sack and tin I 

field with little extra time lor academics, !>>•» most 
impotent enemy I lis well decorated locket doors 
would testily to liis jm.miry successes I Its quiet, 
composed manner was an Impressive lactor of his 
pleasant personality At the same time his amia 
hility and buoyancy made his company a welcome 
addition to .my gathering. That radiant smile 
combined with an agreeable, unassuming manner 
has won for him the respect of Ins classmates and 
has counted for his great success with his numerous 
lady friends, 

Frank G. Sorensen, Jr. 

Dayton. Ohio 

"But I've only gotten two letters this week I" Aside from this supposed scarcity ol perfumed correspondence 
however Bud had few worries Never one to allow academics to interfere with football and track, reading 
the Day'- Herald, or a bridge game, he used his natural "know flow" and common sense '°*«P*g™™ 

Juice at a respectable , a distance Bud's favorite extra-curricular activity was ,ning on fellow ( luoans, 

and his forthrightness and literally 1 ning sense of humor were largely responsible lor hi. many friends. 

His frankness was notorious-for honest opinion of your drag or your ideas, see Swede. 




Arthur Simon Steloff 

Allbnhusst, New Jersey 

Skipper, the lad that can call most men in the 
Academy by their first names, quickly learned chat 
his greatest asset was his wonderful personality. 
In and out ot trouble more than any plebe in his 
class, his grin has never left him. His athletic 
prowess manifested itself time and again, when in 
the course of a year, he appeared in the regimental 
boxing tournament and served on the varsity swim- 
ming and track teams. When chow was aboard, 
you could bet Skip had heard from home, and that 
his room was crowded with classmates ready to 
partake of his food and continual good-naturedness. 

James Bond Stockdale 

Abingdon, Illinois 

From the fertile plains of Illinois came this self- 
confident, rugged little guy with the practical 
mind, who combined his "know how" with his 
"know when" to become a leader in the brigade. 
A man of considerable athletic prowess, Stock's 
three years' hard work on the gridiron earned him 
the praise and admiration of his classmates. His 
ability to be a party man at every hop, yet a con- 
scientious worker during the week, enabled him to 
stand high, both academically and socially. In 
submarines or Naval aviation (he's not sure which) 
it will be a lucky man that finds himself on the 
China Station with Stock. 

George Guild Strott 

Gloversville, New York 

After three years in the Fleet, George Guild Strott 
left the North Carolina for a try at the life of a 
midshipman. G. G. did not find his academic 
battles as adventuresome as his Pacific battles. He 
even sacrificed a great deal of dragging time for 
slashing time — especially the last five week-ends 
before exams. He had a peculiar knack for reading 
the wrong Bull assignments, but managed to stay 
sat. An anonymous gift of the book "Why Be 
Short" was appreciably accepted by 5-foot, 9 x He- 
inch "G. G." in his "Elevator" shoes. At 23, he 
still hopes for six feet. 

Kermit Roberts Sutliff 

Benton, Pennsylvania 

"Wane to meet the guy who knows .ill the intricate rules of the favorite plebe sports 'Taps and Reveille'?" 
How would you like to learn the words to a thousand musical ditties? Introduce yourself to Sut, and here is 
a warning, duck when you tell him "T'ain't nuthin' to plebe year." Meet the gent who held field day on 
100th night ! It took two years of faithful praying to "2.5 Tccumsch" before old hook-nose gave in and said 
Ugh, Sut, start dragging now." He did, he is happier, and has been sat and savvy ever since 



John David Swenson 

Houston, Texas 

The first impression most of us had of Swede was 
of him standing immediately behind a trumpet 
from which poured forth both hot and sweet music 
for the NA-io. Youngster year, when he turned 
his attentions to classical study, we learned the 
ptice of genius, with the first installments being 
paid at reveille. Evidently subsidized by the Texas 
Chamber of Commerce, Swede nevertheless im- 
pressed us more with his constant galaxy of lus- 
cious drags, than with his loyal phrases about the 
Lone Star State. Though infamous in the section 
room for the query "Any more probs, sir?" his 
hole was the Mecca for buckets seeking extra- 
curricular instruction. 


Lewis Butler Taylor, Jr. 

Clayton, Oklahoma 

Butch, as Lew was known by all his friends, was 
appointed to the Naval Academy from the prairie 
State of Oklahoma. Since he came to Navy, Lew 
has been a kind of hard working politician, because 
there are few activities at the Academy that he 
hasn't joined and benefitted in some way. His 
athletic ability is keen in boxing, Softball, and 
wrestling. When Lew graduated there were some 
of us who thought he should receive our diplomas, 
because when the academics began to be a little 
above our scope we came to him, and through his 
efforts, succeeded in pulling sat. 


Thomas Rogers Teply 

Schuyler, Nebraska 

Hailing from Schuyler, Nebraska, "Tiger" is one 
of the company's more popular members. Quiet 
and easy-going, Tiger is noted for his efficient case 
in handling various company programs. Any man 
will vouch that Tiger has one of the keenest minds 
in the company and between his high rate of cor- 
respondence and company affairs, he stands in the 
upper third of his class. Tiger started his athletic 
career acting as coxswain in the plebe crew but was 
forced to abandon it because of lack of exercise. 
Since then Tiger has turned to the Young Men's 
Bible Association where he has done much to bring 
that phase of training to the forefront. 

Thomas Jerome Tkrnan 

Newport, Rhode Island 

We will always remember Tom for his sparkling wit and spontaneous sense of humor. Blue and gold, Tom 
LelnLly a tw nTy year man. He tried hard in whatever field he enteted, and we saw the fru.cs of hrs «»■ 

remember T. ££%*£. ^ SChe'll Jmember our chow gave him the energy to ouahfy 
for aviation. Happy landings, pal. 



Curran Cuyhr Tiffany 

Terrytown, New York 

'I ill was .1 typical pick-, inspired by the realization 
that he was only eight ranks removed from admiral. 
After the usual re-adjustment difficulties, he con- 
quered the mysteries of the system, became an 
ardent draggcr, and earned the title of "Most 
Changed Man in '47 " Possessing a true mariner's 
spirit, and a knack with boats, he was frequently 
seen riding the lee rail in the varsity dinghy races. 
Smiley will be best remembered for his propensity 
for collecting boxes jammed with assorted letters 
and papers, and for his showerbath solos. Always 
ready to lend a hand, he was considered a sincere 
shipmate by his numerous friends. 

Kirhy Smith Twpper, Jr. 

Camden, South Carolina 

Hailing from the deep South and the luxuries of 
plantation life, The Tup, as his classmates have 
come to call him, found life at Navy a little on the 
rigorous side. Hurdling the numerous serious ob- 
stacles became a major sport, and sailing took 
second place in the new life of the gentleman from 
South Carolina. A fast talker, with a smooth line 
and a disarming manner, The Tup has made many 
friends, has proved himself a virtual superman in 
getting into and out of many entanglements with 
the Executive Powers, and has become known to 
his special pals as the big man on the campus. 

Irwin John Viney 

St. Petersburg, Florida 

Johnny's two loves are the Navy and women, and 
in his relations with both he is singularly successful. 
In wrestling 2.5's from unsympathetic academicians 
and in gladdening the hearts of young misses, he 
gave full vent to his genius. Whatever his short- 
comings were in the eyes of the Academic Depart- 
ments, there was no lag in the growth of his charm 
and popularity, for Johnny made and held friends 
easily. His favorite pastime was running plebes, 
and the zeal he manifested in doing so brought him 
notoriety, if not affection. Addiction to blue skies 
and sun-tanned lasses should make John an habitue 
of warm, sunny climes. 

Harry Lee Warren y Jr. 

Merchantville, New Jersey 

From Merchantville, New jersey, via Lehigh University, came Harry Lee Warren, Jr. An enthusiastic 
advocate of late lights, Rick spent his study hours diligently squinting at his magazines, periodicals, and week- 
old supply of hometown papers. As a member of the Juice Gang, he managed to get out of many P-rades 
and drills. A jazz hound, he already had a sizeable collection of torrid records the day be got his radio with 
his second class races. Rick always managed to squeeze out a 2.5 although he had quite a bit of trouble in 
appeasing the Dago Department. 



James Pearson Weary 

Junction City, Kansas 

It has been a long time since the Poge came to 
Navy from Junction City, Kansas, but despite his 
battles with 100,000 soldiers to have a good time 
on leave, he has managed to keep in good humor 
and cheer up his many friends with his own brand 
of bum dope. There is a fellow on the fourth deck, 
sixth wing that says he put out some good dope 
once, but this is totally unconfirmed. He always 
believed that a man with 3,4 dailies should not 
have to study for exams, but exams always found 
him with book open, and when Ensign Weary 
walks out the main gate he will still be vowing to 
work harder from now on. 

Donald Blinn Wenger 

Fargo, North Dakota 

Don has distinguished himself among us as a man 
of deeds. In academic endeavor he consistently ex- 
celled, winning his stars without devoting extra 
time to the books. His restless zeal for constructive 
activity manifested itself in his work on the Lucky 
Bag as head of the youngster year section. As the 
man behind the man behind the mike at sports 
events, Don served three years on the Press Detail. 
With all his well-developed talents, Don remained 
one of the boys. His sincerity, loyalty, modesty, 
and love of fair play combine to form a magnetic 
personality that has won him many lasting friends. 

Hawey haurell Wilder 

Doerun, Georgia 

When the U.S.S. Yorktown went down at Mid- 
way, Hawey Laurell Wilder after three years in the 
Fleet, had not passed his class "C" swimming test. 
It took two years at the Academy and a tour of the 
sub squad to show him what he should have done 
during his half hour in the Pacific waters. The 
Ghost came from Doerun, Georgia, but hopes to 
make his home in California with his Wave when 
they get out of the Navy. He hopes to get a garage 
for her jeep. Academically, Wilder, carrying him- 
self by his bootstraps, maintained a precarious but 
acceptable position. 

James Clayton Williams 

Montgomery, Alabama 

Willy is a Navy man from way back; two years in the Fleet, including ten months service aboard the famed 
"San Diego," have qualified him as one of our saltiest classmates. Academics proved no obstacle to this 
loyal son of Alabama, for he just took them in stride in his characteristic, matter-of-fact style. Baseball, 
hops, and cross-country hiking took most of those free hours. An ardent baseball fan, Jim's three years of 
varsity experience made him one of the valuable members of the Academy team. His stable, yet fun-loving 
personality will make him a welcome addition to any wardroom. 



John Grouille Williams, Jr. 

Ilwaco, Washington 

Willie somewhat resembles a freight train— a little 
slow on starting, but once moving, he can't be 
stopped. From the first day of his excursion into 
"the promised land" this trait has been dominant 
Always very stubborn and persistent in working 
out a thing for himself, he never failed to utilise 
his hard earned knowledge to the benefit of a buddy. 
His share of queens, and bricks, can be attributed 
to his curly hair and jovial manner — ask the gal 
back home. A good party boy, bridge partner, 
dragging companion, and wife, Jack deserves the 
fulfillment of his ambition, sub service. 

Preston Cleve Wilmotk 

Oak Hill, West Virginia 

P. C. came to Navy by way of V.P.I. , out of the 
wilds of West (by God) Virginia. He absolutely 
denies ever having been a coal miner. Preston's 
geniality soon brought him a long list of friends. 
His auburn hair and his personality also seemed to 
appeal to the other sex, for he was well-known as 
a week-end operator. His natural intelligence got 
him very creditably through his academics without 
over exertion, and he always had time for the can- 
teen, the sack, or just shooting the breeze. Preston 
is certain to be remembered and admired by all 
who knew him. 

Richard Preston Yeatman 

Lake Charles, Louisiana 

Easy-going and good-natuted, Richard always seemed to get by with a minimum of efforc. His jovial per- 
sonality and spontaneous humor have made him many lasting friends throughout the brigade, for with his 
inevitable word of cheer, he was always welcome wherever his classmates gathered. Interested in both drag- 
ging and yawl-sailing, he often combined the two pleasures to spend an afternoon on the Chesapeake with 
his gitl of the week. Richard will long be remembered by his classmates, for his pleasant smile, general 
cheerfulness, and unique jokes often made our work seem just a little bit lighter. 

James Burnett Wilson 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

Wils is one of the Academy's most likeable and 
congenial midshipmen. A warm interest in friendly 
arguments and a pleasing personality, combined 
with a keen sense of humor, have won him many 
friends. Although not a vatsity man, Jim found 
plenty of time for a variety of company sports. His 
first love, however, is reading (especially Dorothy 
Sayers' mysteties), with week-ends and extra chow 
running a close second. Having completed a year 
at Duke University, Jim found that academics, 
with the exception of Mathematics, presented no 
serious problem. His only hope is that someday 
there will be no Executive Department with which 
to contend. 



1J\ UUK IIIjAiV J. O there will ever be .1 place for those of us who fought a hard 

and fair game, only to have the shadows of academic troubles or physical disability fall across their goal 
lines. Wherever thev may be, and in whatever game the) now plaj . we will consider them a part of the 
class of nineteen forty-seven. 

Adams, John A. 
Albright, William C. 
Anderson, Axel 
Andrychawski, John G 
Ayres, Oliver H, 
Ballard, James E. 
Barrett, Kenneth W. 
Bellows, Alexander S. 
Bishop, Robert C. 
Bolton, John M., Jr. 
Boucher, Eugene, II 
Bowllan, Richard J. 
Bramlctt, Leon C, jr. 
Callahan, James E., Jr. 
Callahan, William J. 
Chandler, James T , III 
Cohen, Sidney M. 
Cohen, Theodore E. 
Coleman, Frank H. 
Cooley, Raymond L , Jr. 
Corrivcau, Neil J. 
Crawford, Frank D. 
Cruzen, Nathaniel, G 

DcAngelis, Frank J. 

DeGoedc, John 

DcLany, Jack L. 

DeLargy, John L. 

Derby, Frank A, 

Derrick, Robert O. 

Dodd, Warren S. Jr. 

Doscher, Charles R. 

Dowry, Kenneth M. 

Dupree, James W. 

Durfos, Robert E. 

Eddy, Charles Louis 

Eury, Jason Withcrup 

Everett, James Richard, Jr. 

Farmer, Gordon H. 

Farrand, Clair Loring, Jr. 

Feltovic, William Alexander 

Flaherty, Leo Bernard, Jr. 

Fluss, Richard Merrel 

Forman, Mclvin "M" 

Foster, Robert Ray 

Fox, Warren George 

Franske, Clarence William 

Gatcly, John Frederick 

George, Clarence Darrell 

Gcwin, Julian 

Ghormley, Robert Lee, Jr 

Gibbs, Wingatc Houston, Jr. 

Giles, Donald Theodore, Jr. 

Gillin, John Marshall 
Gilman. John Vaderwcrp 
Goodwin, Hugh Hilton, Jr 
Gordon, Gerald Vincent 
Grady, Morris Reed 
Graham, Roy William M , |r 
Grayson, Thomas Boyd 
Guiky, Channing Ewing 
Guibord, Alfred Woodhull 
Hahn, Joseph William 
Harrison, James Lee, Jr. 
Hebert, William Morrison 
Henry, Albert Gallitin, Jr. 
Henry, John Carter 
Hodges, Richard Prentiss 
Holkko, John Eino 
Home, Thomas Lee, Jr, 
Howard, Ross Harold 
Hurley, Joseph Stephen 
Jacobs, Browning Roderick 
Johnson, Ray Anthony 
Kangas, Edward Andrew 
Keller, Robert Otto 
Keyes, Brand Sherman 
Kicrnan, John Thomas 
Kinchen, Richard Edward 
King, Frank Leo, Jr. 
Klopfenstein, Hugh Christian 
Knapp, Francis Marion 
Krez, Conrad Adolph 
Lambert, Kenneth Joseph 
Landis, Arthur, Jr. 
LaPcnna, Thomas 
Lee, Robert Lowry, Jr. 
Lemley, William Kerr 
Leslie, John William 
Lipschultz, Robert Nathaniel 
Lochner. Raymond Delear 
Londcs, James Vincent 
Lylc, Robert Bruce 
Manning, Owen George 
March, John Rudolph 

MeCook, [ohn Anson 
McDonald, Dwille D 
Mi. Inroy, William Harry 
McLaren, |ohn Roben 
Mcrcet, Robert Bordon 
Mickle, fames Andrew Ji 
Miller, Hob Alden 
Montgomery, Darvon Dale 

Morrison, James I unsford, Jr 
Mouton, 1 rancis 1 redcrick 
M\ rick, James Egerton 
Nolan, Edward Poli 
Nolcn, Dan Richard 
I >H\ er, lames Clayton, Jr. 
Ouska, John Anthony 
Palmer, Kenny Craven 
Parrish, David Walker, |r 
Pawlowski, Thomas Joseph, |r 
Pcndell, Ctrl Albert 
Petrino, Victor William 
Pillsbury, Eugene Hundley 
Pitt, William Ray, III 
Plylar, Percy Newton, Jr. 
Poudevigne, Paul 
Rathbun, Donald Harry 
Rauch, William Thomas 
Reeve, William Foster Wilson 
Remsen, Henry 
Reynolds, Donald Chalmas 
Ridenhour, Ivy 
Ritter, Robert 
Robison, Aubrey, Jr. 
Ross, Donald Scott 
Rowan, Russel Alger, Jr. 
Ryan, Eugene Falcs, Jr. 
Sander, Hugh Allen 
Sarnataro, Henry Salvatore 
Schene, Meleo Anthony 
Schneeman, Charles Joseph, Jr 
Schneider, Richard Dana 
Vhocbcrlcin, William Alfred, Jr 
Schoepe, Carl Joseph 

Schofield, |ack 1 lughey 

Seaward, I ovd I ,n\ n 111 i 

Settle, I lenrj I nomas, h 
Shannon, Maurice |oseph 
Shelnutt, limes Bit ket, HI 
Shortel, Kenneth |ames 
Singlctary, John 1 en 
Smith, Gordon Ross Seymour 
Smith, Robert James 
Songer, lack Ru hud 
Sprinkle, I dward Alexander 
Stevens, fackson Williams 
Stevenson, Edward Allen 
Stryker, Rfc hard I Evingston 
Swift, George Sedgwick 
I ( i n II, Benjamin Pai 1 . h 

Thomas, Phillip lair ion 

I opp, Roben ( iraham, |i 
Troutt, [a< k Edwin 

Van Meter, |ames 1 avcrn 

Waltner, Marion I )tllon 
Webster, Kenneth Bruce 
W. [dman, Robert Mitchell, |r 
Wells, Calvin Lowell 
Wessel, Edward, Jr. 
Wick, fohn G 
Williams, Roberl |oscph 
Wills, Thomas Jackson, 111 

Woy, James Warren 
Yamin, Martin [oseph 
Young, Joseph Laurie 
Zepp, t >eorge Thomas, |r 

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Plebe year, our backs are straightened and our 

ranks made military ... "I don't mind the 

discipline, but—" ... the football trips with 

a little freedom and much step-counting . . . 

Sunday climaxed by a happy hour . . . finally, 

June, '44, and a feeling of pride in lasting it out. 

On the ways, the strength of the hull 
begins with its keel . . . the keel for a back- 
bone, frames for ribs . . . beams, decks, 
plating ... as in all things, the beginning 
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To us, in the summer of 1943, the world was one huge wagon 

wheel with Annapolis at the hub. Each spoke was a railroad track; an 

air route, a bus line bringing more of our classmates together. Approaching 

the center of our universe, we could not keep from wondering . . . 

what was plebe year going to be like? ... is it true that we can't 

have dates for a whole year? . . . did plebes ever get h'berty? . . . 

and how about classes, are they are rough as they say? ... A thousand strong, 

each with a thousand questions, it wasn't long before we began to "find out." 


Into White Works 

"Severn Side!" The trolley started to rattle across the 
bridge. Eager eyes strained for their first glimpse ol the 
Academy— the end of a long hard battle was in sight. But 
the struggle was just beginning. A quiet afternoon spent 
squaring away at Carvel Hall or looking for a rooming 
house was the prelude to that day of days that followed. 

0080 found us at Main Gate, papers in hand, ready to 
be marched to the Administtation Building to start the 
three-day transformation into midshipmen. Papers, forms, 
cards, pink slips— was there no end to the steady stream of 
questionnaires? Then came the dreaded physical exam; 
here we had our first taste of thinning out. Only three out 
of four came out of Sick Bay happy that day. 

Out datk glasses now distinguished us as second day 
men. The physical exam passed, we spent the day attending 
lectures, having postutc pictures taken, choosing Dago 
courses. Then early that third day, wc bid farewell to Carvel 
Hall; this was "it." A visit to the Midshipmen's Store, 
that hundred dollar hair cut, then at noon wc marched into 
Memorial Hall where Commander Dexter swore us in . . . 
Midshipmen, U.S. Navy, at last. 

The first days . . . waiting at 

Carvel . . ■ the Administration 

Building . . . being sworn in . . 

steneiling gear. 

Drills, Drills, Drills . . . They Took All Our Time 

1 We don't have to march like the infantry. . . , 

"The Old Navee" 

We soon discovered that life during plebe summer was 
a succession of drills designed to get us in good physical 
condition and to provide us with professional fundamentals. 
First and most gruelling were those long infantry drills 
in the hot Maryland sun when we first met Miss Springfield. 
And then — the rifle range; maybe it was the sun, or it 
might have been the ever-helpful Marines, but we seemed to 
be concinually bewildered by the "load and lock" routine. 
The seamo drills were particularly enjoyable; what could 
be more pleasant than a leisurely period of sailing in a knock- 
about or a whaleboat? To take up any of our spare time, 
we had geography lectures, tours to the museum, and in- 
structions in elementary drawing, the first of the notorious 
Steam drills. 

" What is the maximum number of points 
a square can cut a circle, Mr. Dietrich?" 

Shorty shows us the mystery of marlinspikfi seamanship. 

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"Halt that section!" . . . and we waited for the upperclass to march by. 


Summer faded inco autumn and books replaced oars, 
rifles, and semaphore flags. Certain arborial terms, tree 
and bush, took on a new and grimmer meaning as the weeks 
rolled by. 

"Ac" year brought a change in uniform from white to 
blue. Many of us wrestled unfamiliarly with those stiff 
white collars for the first time. Lint became a common 
enemy as we brushed both our own and our first classman's 

With fall came the dreadfully regular Regimental P-rades 
on Wednesday afternoons. But those football trips on the 
Bay Belle broke the routine and made the time 'til Christ- 
mas leave pass easier and quicker. 

Hurrying with blue service added to the troubles oj plebe life. 

Stowing rifles for the upperclass was a plebe rate. 


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G E. Sains, H. B. Wlnchell, O. E. Hagberg Cape. W. G. Michclet, 

Shields, J. M. Purdie, A. Cabrrilo-VWz, R. F. : Mu»«- i«»»^™"[-- 
. Carter A. R. Lores, F. j. Crowley, I Spiegel, W. X. Walsh . W. H. 

1 D Yirbro. M. H. Purcell, D. R. Laidig, H. D. Blanehard, R. W Ross. 

row: C. R. Midland, W. H. Sewell, EH. Taliaferro, P. M. Beadle, 

Hartsook. W. J. Bruner, G. E. McSpadden, L. R. Micklesen W W. 
II, W. H. Buflum. Fourth row: J. T. Blaek, H . W . Drexel, J. H.D. Allen, 
, B Ray, C. A. Prirehard, F. R. Thompson, W E Meidcn, H. R. Keller, 
Jr., C. P. Lcmicux, C. G. Taylor, J. H. Elsdon, J. Canter. 


For chose of us who entered the Academy with a knowl- 
edge only of our native tongue, "Dago" presenced quite a 
problem. A personal interview with a professor from the 
department decided which language we would take. Our 
field of choice in this, our only "elective," included French, 
Portuguese, German, Spanish, and Russian or Japanese for 
the more daring souls. Although few of us relished the idea 
of learning new grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, and 
sometimes new alphabets, it was easy to grasp the necessity 
for a naval officer to learn to speak the language of nation- 
alities with which he would be certain of coming into 


Head of the Department 

row: R. H. Cevallos,. J. C. Seijas, 
A. M. Calisto, A. F. Matchini, H. A 
Weiss. Second row S. S. Smith, F. L. 
Elelante, L. Ross,. J. D Weed. R 
Scheidcnhelm, R. C. Brady. J. Bun- 
Rauich, N. E. Lcetc, C. H. Bloom. 

THE MATH CLUB. Front row.- J. F. 
Tangncy, J. \V. Brummcr, R. E. 
Schwartz. Second row: W. L. Bryan, 
G. W. Hamilton, J. A. Sisson 


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Most of us suspected before we were sworn in that the 
accent would be on Math. We were not disappointed. For 
many of us Math would spell success or failure at the 
Academy, and the last class of each week was ended with 
a sigh of relief. In no other department did the blackboards 
take such a brutal beating. A chalk-begrimed midshipman 
mumbling feebly c x dxdx was a familiar sight in Maury 

Algebra, trig, calculus, and mechanics took quite a toll, 
and no one wept when at the end of youngster year we 
submitted our last Math examination. 

Conrad. Scarborough, Dillingham, Galloway. May. Cape. R. M. Zimmerh, 
Wilson. Eppcs, Clements, Lamb, Mayer, Kclls. Second row: W.cks, Brady, 
Giarratana, Hydeman,' Nahikian, Wilson, Hoylc. Arnold, Chambers, Hoyc, 
Saslaw, Holme, Downs, Robinson, Wagner. Third row: Moore, Lmdquist. 
Abbott, Cosby, Sears, Hammond, Thomas. Scotz, Hawkins, Currier. Muhly, 
Benac, McGaughey, Bush, Bctz. Fourth row: Locke, Ward, Swancon, Nilson, 
Graham, Phelps, Bailey, Jackson, Morrow, Milos, Barber, Elliotc, Krabill, 
Eikclbcrger, Palmquist, Seekins. 

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"Plcbc year is fruit" — so say the first classmen. To the 
fourth classmen, however, plebe year is a long grind with 
little time to rest. Besides the academics there are numerous 
rates for a plebe to observe. In Bancroft Hall a plebe "car- 
ries on" only in his own room and the room of a classmate 
or his first classman. While in the corridors he must brace 
up, square all corners, and walk as if he were in ranks; he 
must be in full uniform at all times. 

To the plebe, meals in the mess hall are not a time of 
enjoyment but rather a series of quiz programs. While he 
is braced up at the table, questions are fired at him from 
all sides. Forgetting to look up the answer to one of these 
questions is an unpardonable sin, and the plebe will prob- 
ably have to report around to an upper classman's room after 
evening chow or study hour in order to be "reprimanded." 
He may find several of his classmates around with him for 
infractions of the plebe "rates" that they may have com- 

But the plebes are not always the underdogs. Hundredth 
Night may come only once a year, but many scores are 
settled, one hundred days before graduation. The first 
classmen are vividly reminded of their plebe days when the 
fourth classmen assumed command of the brigade, though 
it be only for several hours. 

The Wilson Line supplied the Annapolis-Baltimore yachts which 
carried us to the football games. 

As plebes loe rated the hops from the balcony. The view was swell . . . but what a let down feeling! 

We used the deck, for a bunk, on Saturday afternoons, and found Petty s 
figures more interesting than those in the Descriptive Qeometry Book- 

Saturday afternoon liberty was our only release from the yard, but 
even then many preferred to spend it in a movie. 

The Plebe Week-end- A Movie, A Book, Some Sleep 

Even to a plebe che week-ends are holidays. On Saturday 
afternoon, if he is not required to attend an athletic event 
or extra duty, the plebe can enjoy himself in Annapolis. 
He does not rate dragging, but if he is willing to buck a 
movie line, he can enjoy a show in town. Or else he may 
spend the afternoon sleeping on his first classman's bunk 
(for he does not rate lying on his own during the day), and 
then he can see the show in the Yard Saturday evening. 
If there is a hop for the upperdassmen on a Saturday night, 

the plebe may then rush to Dahlgren Hall after the movie 
and longingly admire the upperclass drags for fifteen or 
twenty minutes. 

Since fourth classmen do not rate Sunday liberty, they 
spend the afternoon relaxing at the Yard movie, the library, 
or in their rooms. This gives them ample time to prepare 
a "happy hour" for Sunday evening meal. This "hour" 
consists of a short skit or song by the plebes to attempt to 
alleviate the pre-Monday "blues" of the upper class. 

Happy hours, entertainment for the upperclass, del 
minute rehearsal. . . . 

nded last 

. but if we were able to pick up their spirits on Sunday eve. we 
rated carry on. 

The Master Minds behind the 
show: Barnct, Laws, Amackcr, 

DiT-rnnrHFSTRA First row: C. E. Bennett, E. W. Mulligan. Second r 
0? BaH G Volt. Third row: F. Troeseher., S, G. Cooper. Fourtkrow: 


, "' h F w O, E M Gauss D H. Daniels, D. B. Whittlesey. E.tfiM. 
^.T"r\^ m °"'„k M V fithur Las, row: W. R. Heerwagen, W. E. 

We're gom on a W «fc- 8 nd, &«' ™'">' s <° P a >' "" P^cr-Wellons, 
Boughton, Qries, Goldman. 


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Stribling Walk went Broadway those two spring week- 
ends that H«tW H«felm! came to the Severn Tech 
Playhouse. In a blaze of lights and music the combined 
Musical Clubs, under the able leadership of Lou Ritter, 
turned in one of the best performances in recent years. 

THE N A- 10 First rcw: L. Capone, S. Spirson. R M. Singleton. B Y Brcw- 
[HtN»-l".™»™' Fowler P B Fairman. Second row H. T, btrangc, 
T? M T Sa h rds, P.' Zenn^R'T. Wells. L. M. Hattnaan. R. S. Jones. S. B. 
J " " Garner. 

twf ri FF ri UB First row Bowen. Pylkas. Mctzgcr, Drago, R. J. Laws, 

Cut and S/iortcut 
Wep/er and We/fons 

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You had to use imagination at first: Sherrill, Purson, Stufflebeam, Yates, Holden, Ames. 

They handled the finances: E. 
Barondes, C. E. Swecker, R. E. 

If one were to look a licde farther than behind the curtain 
of "Kiss and Tell," if one went so far as to tromp across 
the sets, smear the make-up of an actor or "actress," or look 
into a blinding spot, he would see the forgotten men of 
Mahan Hall. Unpublicized and even unknown, the Juice 
Gang, the Make-up Gang, the Stage Gang, the Prop 
Gang, are each an integral and important part of the shows. 

But like the actors on the stage, these men, too, find the 
paths of the floodlights a fascinating one. To them also a 
taste of the anxiety and suspense of opening night is given. 


The Prop Qang. Front: L. S. Pyles, R. L. von 
Gerichten, Bach N. K. Green, W. G. Wepfer, 
F.L. Keith, W.R.Heerwagcn.S.N. Rosenblum. 

The Juice Qang: D. C. Warren, T. J. Burgoyne, D. 

Clement, J. W. McAdams, H. E. Rennacker, A. R, 

Schofield, 5. S. Ellis. Front: I. W. Melzer, L. Bilder, 

L. A. Romatowski. 

Sound Unit: W. S. Smith, R. D. 
Lochner, D. M. Harlan. 

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'Rehearsals begin: Murphy, Treece, Boughton, Fredricks, McPadden, Houghton, Gries. 


J. M. Stufflebeam Mr. Willard 

L. E. Ames Corliss Archer 

C. ]. Gries Raymond Pringle 

A. L. Boughton Dexter Franklin 

W. N. Yates Janet Archer 

J. M. Stevens Harry Archer 

P. N. Sherrill Private Earhart 

\V. D. Murphy (It.) Lenny Archer 

G. E. MacPadden Mary Franklin 

R. E. Fredricks Bill Franklin 

H. S. Holder Dorothy Pringle 

J. L. Treece Uncle Qeorge 

C. W. Lamb Robert Pringle 

R. B. Houghton Louise 


The critical eye: President Allendorf, Vice-President Kiddoo, 
Director Pease. 

The Make-up Qang: D. J. Murphy, W. R. Hcervvagen, R. W. 
Crouter, B. D. Williams, H. Partridge, E. R. Lippman. 

The Stage Qang: F- A. Thurcell, G.R.Engel, R.C.Anderson. 
R. L. Black, A. L. Child, H. P. Switzer, J. L. Renz, J. E. Pline. 

RADIO CLUB. Prow row C t. Donaldson, A. L. Opit = , R. W. Anderson, 

D, R. H. Mahoncv, G. M, Sheldon, R. E. BeaEcy, Second row: E. M. Zacha- 

rias, H. E. Rcnnackcr, E. S. Pratt, J. W. Hawthorne, \V. E. McDcrtniit. J. E. 

Deavcnport, J. E. Farley. 

CHESS CLUB, From row: F. F. Jewctt, II, T. R. Howard, N. E, Lecte, E. J. 

Mycrson, D. R. H. Mahoncy, R. Schcidcnhclm. Second row: J. J. Campanile 

C. H. Bloom, ]. M. Stufllcbcam, J. C. Allrcd, R. R. Fargo, R. B. Moore, S m' 

Williams, D. W. Cammack, E. DcR. Barondcs, W. L. Buckingham. 

Eight meetings will be held this evening in the corners 
of Smoke Hall. "Does Smoke Hall have eight corners?" 
"No." "How, then, can eight meetings be held in the 
corners, if the room has only four?" This is a question 
which constantly puzzled us during our three-year hitch. 
After evening meal one could find stamp collectors viewing 
a new issue and two men engrossed in chess in one corner. 
We could go to the next corner and discover a model air- 
plane and a speaker addressing the Quarterdeck Society. In 
the third corner we found the Spanish Club and the company 
representatives. In the fourth corner a bewildered photog- 
rapher was striving to take the Glee Club picture. "What 
happened to the eighth meeting?" "Didn't you hear, they 
cancelled it!" 

STAMP CLUB. Front row:}. R. Bridges, J. F. Tangncy, G. B. Apthotp, G. P. 

Smith, Jr. Second roio; B. E. Reams, W. M. Georgen, W. Spangenberg, Jr., 

J. F. Lcyerle. 

Window closing detail 
was another plcbc chore 

WINTER ... The Dark Ages Had Come 

It was chat long stretch from January through May. Day 
after day, week after week, classes and scudy hours passed 
with somber regularity. Outside it was cold. As winter 
waned, the cold changed to steady drizzles. It seemed that 
June would never come. These were the dark ages. 

Mosc of all it was the routine and the shut-in existence 
that we did not like. Week-ends and hops could not break 
the feeling; they were not our rate. Some letters to write, 
a Sunday afternoon listening to the radio in our first class- 
man's room, or a good stiff workout in the gym became the 
important little things to do as we marked the days until 

Dearest Marge, It's raining again today. 

The snow and the wind drove us indoors to an afternoon in the 

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One flag alone flies over the national colors. For the 
church pennant signifies our allegiance to something greater 
than material things. Here at the Academy, as on every 
ship and station of the Navy, the colors are dipped every 
Sunday, and a blue cross on a white field is two-blocked 
above. From the Chapel, a somber carillion rings forth, 
calling all to worship. To the familiar March Processional 
the Brigade moves off from formation, and company after 
company passes by to disappear through the great bronze 

The Academy Chapel has been rightly called "The 
Cathedral of the Navy," for here not only rests the sepulcher 
of John Paul Jones, but in this building of white, blue and 
gold, the future officers of the Fleet come to lay their fears 
and doubts before the altar, and to seek aid and comfort. 
Here alone is class distinction laid aside, and we become 
men among men in the sight and company of God. 

Chaplain Frank Lash ivlwse eagerness, sincerity, and un- 
derstanding have made him a wholesome part of every mid- 
shipman s life. 

"Eternal Father, strong to save, 
whose arm hath hound. . . ." 


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NACA OFFICERS Sealed. T R.Johnson, D. F. Adams, D. Wadsworth, 

W P Warlich, Chaplain Lash. Standing, A. R. James, J. S. Jensen, J. D. 

Caylon, J. H. Curl, C. D. Summit. 



Sunday evening blues lost some of their usual drabness 
whenever the announcement was made of the bi-weekly 
meeting of the Naval Academy Christian Association. 
Under the direction of the Academy's Chaplains, the meet- 
ings varied in form from lectures by distinguished guests to 
the mere enjoyment of music and singing. The Association, 
supported financially by the Brigade, also provided the mid- 
shipmen with current newspapers, and popular and pro- 
fessional magazines for the benefit of all in Smoke Hall. 

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parties attended church 

mi town 

NEWMAN CLUB OFFICERS R. F. Roche. Father Francis X. Murphy. 
E. P. Lawlcr, E. W. O'Callaghan. 


The Naval Academj chapter of the Newman Club is 
composed ol Catholic midshipmen in the Brigade. Meeting 
semi monthly, the Newman Club heats speakers, experts 
in their fields, pome out the Catholii viewpoint on world 
events, marriage, war, and polities. Father Murphy, New- 
man club director, encourages the club's activities by or- 
ganizing frequent tea dances and sponsoring groups which 
meet weekly to talk over points in religious theory .\ik\ 
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Heralded ike End of Plefce Year 

The days grew milder. As we shed our reefers and 
changed to white works, our spirits rose with the tempera- 
ture. It was good to see the bay dotted once again with the 
bouncing whiteness of sails as the knockabouts and yawls 
slipped from their moorings. Time passed quickly with the 
many spring activities, including nightly blinker drills in 
the corridors in preparation for the last events in the com- 
pany competition. Youngster year came still closer when 
the first of our white service uniforms arrived in the tailor 
shop for inspection. The Class of '47 was coming of age. 

A glance at the mate's bulletin board showed how quickly 
the time was going by ... 14 days to graduation! We dis- 
covered, however, that plebe year still had some new tricks 
when large bulky boxes were placed near our rooms, this 
newest form of torture being the ever-popular cruise box 
race. But we were not to be denied . . . the day of the fourth 
class was near at hand. Soon we would chant the time- 
honored cliche of every upperclassman, "Plebe year was 

Pleabe Year refused to quit early. There was still the blinker drill 

after chow each night, still the MOD watch to stand, more uniform 

fitting during study hours, and a new plebe rate — the cruise box 


Some jfrfa were warded for their 
share in thelmgpkbevigdwuh a class 
crest. And it bore the hop* that a minia- 
ture was only ayear away. 


One of the first events which imbued us with a sense of 
union and class spirit was the election of the Class Ctesc 
Committee soon after our return from Christmas leave. 
The purpose of this committee was to create a design suit- 
able not only for our class crest but also for our class ring. 
The committee divided itself into two sections. The design 
section drew the design itself, while the production section 
ensured that the manufacturer had the finished crests ready 
for distribution before June Week. The result of their com- 
bined efforts was the 1947 Class Crest, which typifies both 
our class spirit while at the Academy, and our class unity 
during the years to come. 


Micholson, H. L. Mathews, chairman; K. J. Webber, ]. B. Van 

Velzcr, R. E, Schwartz. 


One stripe, and "no mo'pkbcs." 

It was the greatest promotion 

of our career. 

Farewell Ball . ■ 
fiood luck to '45. 

A warm sun, the green Yard, the last exam-June Week 
was here. The days became a kaleidoscope of picnics canoe 
trips, parades, and drills, climaxed by the Farewell Ball. 

Then the last sands of the hour glass ran out. Secretary ' 
Forrestal presented the diplomas, a cheer broke from com-/ 
pany after company, and the caps were in the air. 

A sudden start swept us from the Hall, through the doors 
across the lawns. Laughing, shouting, we swarmed toward 
chesolitary obelisk. A surging group gathered aW .tsbase 
man upon man, higher, higher, up, up, up . •. . HERNDt >; 


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Our next major step — entering youngster year . . . Caribbean cruise and 

Chesapeake yippees . . . the middle of the table and new plebes ■ ■ ■ 

youngster stripes . . . June Week, our Class crest and 

the Academy seal on one ring. 

For the hull, with flags and champagne-smashing, its launching . . . 
an impatient journey up the river . . . swarms of outfitters . . . 
carloads of equipment . . . turrets, directors . . . cables, paint . . . the 
hull shows promise of becoming a ship. 


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Out in the bay waited "Battleship X," out home for the 
next four weeks. As we trudged across Fartagut Field, 
laden with sea bags and mattresses, we wondered what the 
destination of the "Queen" would be. 

First port of call was Norfolk-ever to be remembered 
for the experience gained fighting fires and loading stores. 
Then we proceeded southward to the open sea, to sapphire 
waters and burning sun. War security necessitated darkened 
ship, gunnery condition watches, and censorship, but the 
ever-present life jacket, while a burden, came in handy as 

We were indoctrinated with the rudiments of the many 
phases of life at sea. After the first hectic stowage of gear, 
the third class was turned to by the boatswain's mate. We 
holystoned, painted, and polished. During lectute periods 
in B-19, the intricacies of Naval Machinery were literally 
sweated' into us. At GQ we manned the guns for practice 
drills. On the signal bridge we learned fiaghoist and 

There nill always 
be inspections. 

Ilit- Ni-ir York . . . Iut weathered ilccks 
withstood >iill another cruise. 



The first landfall proved scuttlebutt, to be correct. The 
New York passed through the anti-submarine nets into the 
Gulf of Paria and anchored off Port of Spain. Long re- 
membered will be those few liberties in this old Spanish 
town, the trips to Scotland Bay, our hunts for coconuts midst 
the wild landscape. Firing consumed the next few weeks 
and soon the New York's reciprocating engines were bring- 
ing us back to the Chesapeake. Lifting aching backs from 
the tasks of field day, '47 saw the gleam of the Chapel dome 
and at last officially became youngsters. 

With a salty walk and Carribean tans we came ashore 
lightheartedly, for twenty-eight days of leave were in pros- 
pect. A hundred and one details delayed departure— the long 
awaited hot shower, packing, tickets, leave cards, and pay. 
Then we were off to enjoy a new feeling of freedom, and 
each in his own way to eat, sleep, and be merry. 

Trinidad . . . tropical 

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These Youngster Rates 

"Youngster summer is fruit." Surprisingly enough this 
time it was true. The transition to one diagonal stripe 
seemed miraculous as we strolled down youngster cut-off 
on the way to enjoy Sunday liberty. The joys of eating 
were restored, and we rediscovered the art of stirring 
milkshakes, making lemonade, and concocting sandwiches. 
As for loafing, the longer one stayed on his sack the drow- 
sier he became. By now the plebes had joined the brigade 
and their plight enhanced our own position. For now we 
were on the other end of the questions and answers game; 
and we proceeded to enlighten hapless '48 as to exactly 
where they stood. 

"Garters u'ill be li.ilurnnlly 
worn with service .socks." 
Article 5218 USNAR. 


YP Cruises, Flying, Few Academics 

About the time Dago and Math had us stumped, along 
came a week of respite spent on YP's. Here we could try 
our own hands at navigating channels, anchoring, and com- 
ing alongside docks. All hands looked forward to the prcmc 
u g „ch of sandwiches and lemonade. While two men were 
assigned to toss the egg shells and bread crusts to the sea 
g!lls, the rest took a cool dip before resuming 

The air-minded men at last had their opportunity to fly. 
But for the few hours spent in theOSZlTs, many more wen, 
spent beaching the planes and learning the of fl.ghc. 


Tina- hours iii tlic air 
were a f«rt "J °" r 
flight indoctrination. 

Our Joh was to Learn 

A rude awakening lay in store for us when we plunged 
into academic year. These were no longer the easy-going 
summer days. Letter writing, late movies, and football 
trips to Baltimore vied for our attentions, while Bull lec- 
tures and drills constantly confronted us. The days grew 
shorter and the "trees" grew longer. Back and forth from 
the academic groups we marched, more interested in halting 

plebe sections than the exams which seemed far distant. 

Only week-end watches broke the weekly dragging cycle. 

Then the realization that it would be nice to be home 

Christmas ended this autumn reverie, and cramming became 

the order of the day. 

Calling home to the family or the girl 
that ivas there, making dates for next 
week-end, talking to the /ellou' from school 
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No longer must only our envious glances follow the 
panorama of a dragging week-end. Instead, with the first 
"Fall out the diners" we too were off to meet our week-end 

If it was her first visit, we lead the tour of the Museum, 
the Chapel, the Gym, the Rotunda, Memorial Hall then 
the football game, a wrestling match, or a swimming 
meet would attract us. At its end, the afternoon was over. 

Standing in line for meals in town could be avoided by 
rushing to eat directly after the games. Then back we 
dashed for formation, bow ties, and white gloves. After 
a few minutes' relaxation while waiting for the right girl 
to appear on the staircase landing, it was again a fleet, 
stumbling trip over the cobblestones to arrive at the hop 
on time. 

The whirl, the color, and the music of the hop were 
brought to a close at a respectable 11:30 by the "Star 
Spangled Banner." Thirty minutes later the flying squadron 
puffed into Bancroft with one eye on the Mahan Clock. 

Next morning drags enjoyed watching the march up 
Chapel Walk. Beginning with a peaceful dinner, Sundays 
proved quieter. Some couples visited the Steerage for sodas; 
others went sailing on the Chesapeake or tried cross-coun- 
try hiking. And there was the informal or the movie in 
the Yard for still others. 

That night, weary, but with fond memories, we turned 
reluctantly once more to the tedium of study. 






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P. Y. Jackson. J. L. Daley, D. C Howard. ' v ^'' w n,,,, : , 6 L 1 Br, wn V. O. Long. ). L. Ellis, L. E. Kinsler, 
B. A. Fisher, E. R. Mumford, W E. Sellman, D. ^ Davis, 7A D Ch°c" C I Oherist.E. R.Pinkston.E.J.Cook, 
R B. Klcinnans, C. S. Sherwood C E Sunderhn. ""M^V- D Thomas L. D. Tablet, P. T. Gondii, H. H. 
f M Brabcnder, C. O. Riggs, W. M. Smedle£ C A. McHos. C .D Item ,a Woodward| T. J. H.jnwick, 

Baker W. D. Pennington. F™«* row. J. F. Dihn.ll, u. c. nm, n ■ "• °> > R - p 1. B. Baccus. Filth row: 

Hatcher, J. A. Lcc. 


Under the Electrical Engineering Department, better 
known as "Juice" or "Skinny," we received our tutelage in 
the sciences. To earn our degree in this field it was necessary 
to hit in rapid succession the high spots of chemistry, physics, 
and electricity. 

The colored chalk diagrams and intricate demonstrations 
were a marvel to behold. It seemed impossible to dis- 
tinguish Fleming's left hand rule from the precession of a 
gyro. The formulas for refraction of light became scrambled 

with Bernouli's theorem. At such times it was expedient 
always to use F = ma and trust the review sheets. 

D. C. motor and generator hook-ups were comparatively 
simple to the tribulations involved in making an A. C. 
wiring circuit that would not blow a fuse. By the time 
we reached radio and electronics, however, inductances and 
transformers were familiar items and we could appreciate 
the might of the electron. 

Capt. W. L. Field 
Head of Department 

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DEPARTMENT OF MARINE ENGINEERING. Front rot«: E. C. Rider, T. H. Brittan. E. F. Diskette, R. S. 
Craighill, D. L. Mattic, C. E. Lewis, ]. B. Williams, B. E. S. Trippensee, Capt. T, M. Stokes, C. L. Westhofcn, H. G. 
Eldridgc G. M. Dusinberrc, G. L. Kctchum, R. M. Davcnpott, C. R. Tcllcfscn, B. Taylor, M. 1. Rosenberg. Second 
row: T. C. Gillmcr, A. N. Daniels, R. C. Hull, Jr., W. H. Taft, A. V. Spisak, B. F. Brown, R, F. Birdsall, D. F. 
Latcuc, W. G. Wheeler, T. R. Dibble, J. J. Brcnza, C. M. Fowler, J. C. Eakcns, N. T. Sawdcy, W. H. Hadlcy, C. O. 
Bartlcy, B. H. Field, L. W. Day, W. H. Richtcrs, R. H. Frost, H. R. Hamel. Third raw: J. H. Zink, J. R. Shcnemjn. 
W. S. Kimball, H. P. Ady, Jr., W. Smcdley, C. P. Dcnnison, C. J. Quiglcy, R. A. Bacon, R. E. Peck, R. B. Lc.iviti, 
J. K. Richter, F. C. Wendorf, R. G. Bullock, R. M. Johnston, J. R. Van Slykc. Fimril, row: Prof. G. Beneze, R. 1. 
Muehlhauscn, D. J. Bentlcy, W. F. Searlc, Jr., P. S. Schmidt. Jr., J. W. Dorsey, J. H. Brown, K. West W. R. Polk, 
J J P O'Brien, Jr. F. A. Wheeler, E. Peldonoff, T. W. Stuhblcncld, F. C. Meyer, E. F. Hcbrank, A. E. Bock, P. L. 
Knight, Prof. W. E. Farrell. 


Since the machinery spaces aboard ship were to concern 
us greatly in our careers, a thorough knowledge of Marine 
Engineering was essential. Starting out plebe summer with 
mechanical drawing, wc finished the first year pouring over 
iron-carbide diagrams. 

Then fresh from the practical experience of watching the 
reciprocating engines of the -\/ew York, we launched into 
a comprehensive study of naval machinery. We sketched 
and described everything from the pressure-closed feed 

system and the M-type boiler to each Wilson valve on the 

Vague forbodings about thermodynamics had reached us 
from previous first class. Warnings unheeded, we entered 
the Mollier Chart with its maze of enthalpies and entropies, 
groping for the elusive B.T.U. Warship construction and 
damage control completed our exhaustive work under the 
Steam Department. It was time to report aboard for our 
first crack at nursing an engineering plant. 

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Head oe Department 

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The Trident Society is the coordinating organization 
behind the ever-growing efforts of the Brigade along ^cul- 
tural lines of arts and letters. Best known for its publication 
of the Trident magazine, a quarterly dedicated to promo- 
tion of professional knowledge, literary and art.snc en- 
deavor in the Brigade," the society also is the author £ 
exhibits, displays, and literary panels promulgated for the 
interest of the Brigade. 


The memorandum pad that jostled the Reg book for the 
most prominent place on our desks, The Truta* Calendar 
found a host of friends wherever it went. The Gfa£ 
had a personal charm and the humor of the Academy 
Basically it was memorandum pad, but the 52 pages of 

fine Photographs and cartoons elevated this publication 

into being a very entertaining desk piece. 

The modern express- 
type boiler propels all 
major naval craft. 

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Source of pride is the Brigade Christmas Card, symbolizing 
a personal and warm greeting to all from Severn's shores. 
Each year it is the task of the Christmas Card Committee 
to design a card, which will meet with the approval of three 
thousand men. Their success can only be told in the card 
itself . . . which at Christmas sold over 15,000 copies. 


They were a loose collection of painters, cartoonists, 
and illustrators, whose interpretation of the lighter but not 
always sane side of academy life brightened every Log, and 
whose more serious work filled the Trident, and the Lucky 
Bag . Most prolific and entertaining cartoonist was Schwartz, 
whose little dog signature became the familiar trade-mark 
of good laughs. 


Hidden in Bancroft's cubby holes is a veritable paradise 
for the amateur photographer. As a member of the Camera 
Club, the midshipman shutter opener has available three 
modern and well-equipped darkrooms. Besides managing 
these chambers of hypo and developer, the Camera Club 
also produced the skilled photographers in demand by the 
Lucky Bag, Log, and Trident. 


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Continuing it, place as an outlet for the forensic rrunded 
midshipman, the Quarterdeck Society branched out this 
year to sponsor a of round table discussions and eve- 
ning forums, in addition to its scheduled afternoon debates 

"I dm reminded of the story 
any afttr-dinntr speech. 


The Academy's equivalent of the "Freshman Bible," 
Reef Points offers to the plebe a store of knowledge that 
would stagger the average librarian. A must for every in- 
coming fourth class, R«/ Points serves as an integral r art 
of plebe year indoctrination. 




The requisite of command is not only Co reach decisions 
but to make such decisions communicable. To instill in 
us this ability the Bull Department drilled us in the basic 
fundamentals of the king's English— how to read, write 
and speak. During one day's excursion to Maury we learned 
to appreciate Shakespeare; the next day we tried our own 
hand at composition. Venturing into the field of history, 
we acted as Sunday quarterbacks, appraising the tactics 
of naval leaders from Leparte to Midway. From there 
we traced European troubles since Waterloo. Return- 
ing to the home front we acquired a firm background in 
American government and foreign policy, that we might 
safely wear the white kid gloves of the internationalist. 


B. M. Kccnc, C. L. Lewis. H. F. Sturdy, R. deS. Horn, W. B. Notris, ]. A. Robbins, S. R. 
Clark, A. F. Wcstcott, C. B. Judge, H. McCormick, R. S. Pease, R. S. Merrick, R. S. West, 
Jr. Second row: R. D. Bass, J. C. Reed, F. Gary, G. W. Meyer, T. N. Kirk, E. E. Younger. 
T. F. McManus, W. W. Jeffries, P. J. Carter, Jr., J. R. Cutting, W. E. Wilson, Jr.. E. J. 
Mahoncy, R. L. Lowe. Third row: B. G. Rauch, R. M. Hosley, P. A. Varg, E. B. Pottet, 

C. L. Crane, Jr., P. H. Ropp, E. M. Hall, H. M. MacDonald. W. L. Saclisc, G. B. Rodmcn, 
G. A. Dclhomme, Jr. Faunk row: C. J. McGaw. D. W. Lee J. R. Fredland, W. M. Bastian, 

Jr., G. G. Connelly, D. H. Greene, A. S. Pitt, C. T. Houpt. 


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MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. Rr«™» Capt. A. Knox, Cant. J. B. Pollard 
M. W. Arnold. Second ro»: I. R. LaRuc, L. H. DanleL «■ ' ' ' '"" K ',, S ,,' 
Thome R O Riley. I. R. Martin. Third raw: F. W. Buecnncr,]. M.Kiley. 
C A Boano\WS 'feU, V. S. Leocha. A C Rodrigue*. F. J. Kalas Fourt/i 
ra„i. A. C. Benson, E. R. Kates, D. P. Eutaolc,]. W. Pepper. 


Our only contact with the Medical Department during 
underclass years was when we were under the weather or 
taking physical exams, but as first class we realized that 
the Medical Department also had academic ambitions. 

During our Naval careers we will go into many places 
where medical aid will not be readily available. The Medi- 
cal Department assumes the task of presenting to us a prac- 
tical course in hygiene, the only course required by an act of 
Congress, so that we might be able to care for ourselves and 
our men. To become hygiene conscious we spent our sum- 
mer Satutday mornings at lectures and films learning prac- 
tical hygiene, common sense first aid, and battle medicine. 

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No Gloomy Swnda}' Jor Us 

Although the days grew shorter, the "number of days" 
still seemed as great as ever. The boats had long since been 
removed from their freezing Severn anchorage. The pre- 
scribed uniform became "collars up and buttoned." We 
turned to indoor recreation to lighten the depression of the 
"dark ages." Concert series and regimental boxing matches 
were worth the struggle with a bow tie, and a Sunday eve- 
ning could usually be livened by a novel bricking party. 
Now that we, as youngsters, could avail ourselves of the 
Smoke Hall privileges, billiards and ping-pong became the 
after-dinner sport. On Sunday afternoon we folded up the 
chairs there and held the informal, with music usually from 
records. About once a month the NA-10 took ovet the 
informal, inviting all hands to dance or sit in with the band 
for an afternoon of swing. 

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place." — Department of 

Physical Training 


"Hey there, you birds in the back row ! Close in forward 
on the double !" Frank Sazama is better known among the 
midshipmen for this command than for his repeated warn- 
ing, "all skylarkers will be put on the pap." He and his 
staff of assistants are certainly one of our earliest memories 
of the Physical Training Department which began with 
those two-hour drills during plebe summer. It did not take 
long with Tommy Taylor, the India Rubber Man, leading 
for us to learn the complexities of squat thrust, stoop falls, 
and hips firm. Those calisthenics were only the cornerstone 
of the summer's drills, for we had strength and swimming 
tests to pass and obstacle courses to hurdle. These tests 
determined who would go on to the more advance drills 
and who would be relegated to the lonely sub and weak 
squads for further training. 

W. H. Sullivan. E. J. Erdlacz, O. E. Hagburg, Capt. M. D. Gilmorc. Cape. 
C. O. Humphries, P. L. Woerncr, G. R. Dciningcr, H. F. Gcmmc, C. G. 
Purvis, D. W. Putdy. Second row: A. J. Richards, F. ]. Sazama, \V. H. Moore, 
J. Fiems, E. J. Thomson, J. N. Wilson, J. N. Rammachcr, E. E. Miller, R. 
5T?, r . IS ' A 'jT"' HcnJ "<^, R- E. Gadsby, W. P. Bilderback. Third raw. J. R. 
Williams, T. G. Taylor, C. W. Phillips, H. M. Webb, K. F. Molcsworch, 
F. L. Foster, W.Aamold, H. Ortland, Jr., M. F. Bishop. A. K. Snyder, G. P. 
Rasmusscn. H. A. Muller, Jr. 

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Hani to hand provided us U'i'tli a hasic 
knowledge ofju-jitsu, a sport where the little 
man was often on tlic top. 

Owr in the main pool we took a new 
swimming test each spring, were sub 
squad members if we bilged. 

During regular PT drills we were instructed in the funda- 
mentals of most of the sports featured by the Academy and 
we mastered some of the latest hand-to-hand combat tech- 
niques. It was expected of each midshipman that he would 
be out for a sport and we found a staggering number of 
them from which to choose. This regulation was pleasant 
enough to follow, for an afternoon of athletics was a sure 
means of clearing our brains of any cobwebs gathered from 
the web of academics during the day. The men who wete 
especially proficient created top-notch varsity or plebe 
teams and the rest could develop themselves on their com- 
pany and battalion squads. No matter what the sport or 
the team, however, we where always certain of strong 

Tumbling and gymnastics gave us a sense of timing and balance. 




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2 "the wires of one and half years to us. Fred Waring and his gang arnved- 
sp.rits of "the dark ages" driven away-white caps for Easter 
. -white uniforms for classes-the thought of exams 
ever present. Ahead glowed 
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ast our heads were above water. In the distance 
the shore could be faintly seen, and every stroke brought it closer. 



. . . And Lost A Great President 

Then with stunning suddenness came the news of Presi- 
dent Roosevelt's death. The realization that our Com- 
mander-in-Chief had given his life for his country in his 
hour of greatest triumph subdued and sobered every mid- 
shipman. Together with the nation we felt a great empti- 
ness. The President would never know the final victory 
toward which he had led his country and his Navy. The 
Third Battalion went to Washington to march in the 
funeral procession. Slowly we recovered from the unbe- 
lievable trump of fate, and the Regiment returned to normal, 
yet everyone felt that the Navy, the country, and the world 
had lost a friend that would be hard to replace. 



To die rin;; committee noes die credit lor die excellent 
handling of the design and distribution of our class ring, 
die symbol of all '47 had been striving for. Proudly we 
Fondled these tokens of authority. Confidently we waited 
for "Seven men absent, Sir!" signifying that a fresh class 
was taking charge of the Regiment, only chis time it was 
to be ol the Brigade of Midshipmen. 

Hie flags, tlie ship, an& 
soft lights transformed 
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Tliere was a new allure to the 
mess hall Ring Dance night. Per- 
haps the orchid at each second 
plate helped brighten the tallies. 

For two years we dreamed of Youngster June Week and 
the glamorous moments it would hold for us. Our very 
best girls, sunny weather, and a colorful program formed 
the nucleus for this superb week of sailing, dances, parties, 
and picnics. 

For us the highlight of a stellar week was the Ring Dance 
on Saturday. Despite our fervent prayers that the weather 
might remain dry, the heavens opened wide and loosed 
their waters, stored for months, upon us in the early eve- 
ning. It was the worst cloudburst we youngsters had ever 
seen in Maryland. We waded to Bancroft and accompanied 
the young ladies in the invasion of sanctuarium masculines, 
the mess hall. Decorations, summer formals, and dinner 
music made the setting one which seemed out of this world. 
We were soon lured to MacDonough Hall, however, 
where the event of events was taking place. 

Amidst a maze of flags and pennants sat the band atop 
a miniature battleship, playing with a beauty we believed 
to be impossible. This was our Ring Dance— with a sud- 
den start we remembered it would be over in just a few 
hours. We turned to the girl . . . shall we dance? 



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_/\. romantic, palm-studded island, complete with 

cheese-colored moon, greeted us as we entered 

MacDonough Hall. We paused at the binnacles containing 

water from the seven seas while our rings 

were christened and then we passed on through 

the giant ring, a replica of the one suspended 

from the blue ribbon around each 

girl's neck. The enchanting music coming from 

the deck of a mighty battleship seemed to set even the 

bright-colored flags, stretching from wall to 

wall, in motion. The seventh dance found the lights growing 

dimmer and the music softer as our 

partners broke the ribbon, placed the prized 

rings on our fingers, wished us luck 

and happiness. Many shared in this happiness 

by receiving a sparkling miniature, the Navy's engagement 

ring. The Class of 1947 was now wed 

to a life at sea, with only memories remaining of 

this wonderful night. 


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We assume responsibility, authority, professional 

academics in our final preparation . . . drills in 

fire-control, CIC operation . . . tactics and 

leamanship . , . thermodynamics, damage control . . . 

Nav P-works . . . electronics. 

At the dockside the ship is commissioned and 

completes final outfitting . . . organization and 

station bills .. . aligning and testing— guns, 

engines, phones ... the ship makes ready for sea. 



Out tCr 

The stifling heat as we moved slowly down the Cheaspeake, 

the welcome breeze as we headed out to sea, our classmates' 

discomfort off the Florida Keys, movies on the focs'le, long 

tiresome mid-watches in the engine room, the blue Caribbean, 

the anticipation of eating in a cool messhall or the thought of a 

cold shower back home— all this was first class cruise. 



Early one morning we embarked from the Reina Dock 
and headed for the four cruisers Savannah, Marbkhead, 
Cincinnati, and Raleigh, anchored about three miles off 
shore, hidden from view by a light morning haze. The in- 
stant the motor launches reached our ship we scrambled 
aboard over the fantail with our sea bags and immediately 
began stowing our lockers. We had been aboard but a few 
minutes when the ship began to vibrate slightly and the 
word came over the loudspeakers, "Stand by to get under- 

The first day was spent mastering the complicated bugle 
calls and unfamiliar routine. Soon the boatswain's call, 
"Sweepers start your brooms! Clean sweepdown fore and 
aft!" had enveloped us in the routine of shipboard life. 
Unfortunately all the cruisers had metal decks, which de- 
prived us of the aged custom of teaching the underclass 
the art of holystoning. More unfortunate still was the fact 
that the sun rose early and during the two weeks of navi- 
gation we formed sleepily on the forecastle each morning 
in the pre-dawn blackness to take star sights. 

"Flight quarters! flight quarters! 
prepare to recover one plane to port!" 

Soap and salt water made little impr. 

I on a sea bag. 

Stand by— Mark! Johnny had his morning sun sight. 

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oward evening a week after leaving 
Cape Henry Light behind we sighted 
familiar Mona Island, and, slipping 
through Mona Passage, we headed 
into the setting sun toward Guan- 
l tanamo, Cuba. Gitmo Bay-Hatuey 
* beer, Chanel number 5, a blistering 
sun— after a week we were more 
rhan glad to put to sea again. The loeal Bum Boat fleet 
was on hand in foree to welcome us each evening of the 
next week as we returned to our overnight 
anchorages at Gonaives, Haiti. What they ^ $ 
wouldn't do for a "Chetafield" or an old ^£J 
tin can. : JjJIL 

With our gunnery exercises finished we 

turned toward Puerto Rico. For some it was San Juan or 

Ponce- others clambored ashore at St. Thomas and Port 

Au Prince. We rendezvoused at 

Gitmo Bay again and then squared 

away for the long trip north to the 

States. The nights were cooler now, 

almost cool enough to sleep below, 

and by the time we slid alongside pier 88 on 

the Hudson we were in fine spirits for the 

invasion of the Great White Way. Six days 

later poorer and wiser men watched Staten 

Island disappear; then they waited for the 

radio towers to appear over the bow. Cruise 

was over. 

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December 7, 1941, found most of us cither in 
college or high school. A few of our number listened to the 
unbelievable reports from the radio loudspeakers of ships 
far out in the Pacific or Atlantic, for they were our class- 
mates already accustomed to life at sea, and to them there 
was a high significance attached to the names Pearl Harbor, 
Manila Bay, and V.S.S. Arizona. It was a significance we 
knew little about, but we were soon to learn and to speak 
of those names with as much familiarity as we did our 
home town. 

In the next eighteen months, as we continued to live in 
civilian bliss, our goal, far down on the Severn, was under- 
going drastic alterations. 

The course was reduced to three years, second class year 
being completely eliminated. The summer cruises were 
confined to short trips in Y. P.'s or obsolete battleships 
operating in the bay or just off the coast. The dress uniform 
became only a legend, and the gay week-ends were curtailed 
by the restrictions limiting admittance to authorized per- 
sons and close friends. 

Finally June, 1943, was upon us and we were added to the 
muster lists. It was not long before we realized that al- 
though the Academy had donned her war grey there were 
some things of the old school which remained very much 
alive— plebes were still plebes and P-rades still formed. 

At the end of two years and as the future lost some of its 
blackness, we could see the gradual trend back to peacetime 
status. Cruises became longer, the practice ships even ven- 
turing to the Caribbean. 

At the beginning of our first class year, we witnessed the 
reestablishment of the four year plan and the emersion of 
the class of 1948-A with the two diagonal stripes heretofore 

unseen by us. , 

Half of us were on cruise and the remainder where hard 
at work in Bancroft when the victory news broke. Our 
location, however, did not seem to have any visible effect 
on our happiness and thanksgiving on the momentous 

August 14, 1945. 


Six days we waited for the uncertain news to settle down 
and to hear the official word from the President. Finally it 
came a two-day holiday was declared, and pandemonium 
broke loose. Tecumseh Court was the site for the first hours 
of the celebration. The Japanese bell clanged ceaselessly 
and our god of 2.5 even seemed to smile. Near the end of 
the noisy rejoicing, time was taken by all, either at 
service in the Chapel or in the rooms of Bancroft Hall, to 
offer a solemn and earnest thanksgiving. 

As the Missouri steamed into Tofco Bay at 
her foretruck flew the flag that had been 
raised over the nations capital on December 
7 , i 94 l. It had since flown over Berlin and 
soon would rise over Tokyo. 

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THE l>l PAR I Ml NT 111' SF AM ANSI III' AND NA\ II '.A I ION /tu.i 
ran- I A I ci- R. D. McGinnis, D McClcnch, H. C. Yost, J. T. Bowers, Jr 
Cani I I Riddle I .11 McDonald, W. H. Sublette, A. D. A. Crawford 

| l I C.S Walsh. Second row; J. B. Ri r, Jr., E. A. Michel, Jr., C. L 

McGhei R. Q Rankin, W. T Dutton, W. E Seipi . A. H. Sharp. Jr., G. 1. 
i onkey N G Doukas, A 11 Harmon, C, M Henderson, li. A Dawes, Jr 
THrirow | cull,, i, L.G.I emp.E S. Quade, K. W. Doering, B. J. Gaulc 
K ll.uil.11,1 c, A. Sullivan, R. G. Gibson, A S. Bogan. Fourth row: E. F 
Stllwell R I 'muIi s. A. Burrcll, I'. D Nycklcmoc, t,. D. Ghcsquierc 
V.O Hornbostcl, A. B. Moody, W. M. Pettis, F W . Filbry. 

Seamanship and Navigation 

". . . Beating homeward the harbour to win, it is meet 
that, lest any should suffer, the steamers pass cautiously in." 

The Department of Seamanship and Navigation had 
the task of preparing us in two of man's oldest professions 
and the most important subjects to the mariner. We pro- 
gressed from the basic rudiments of seamanship to the 
highly complicated science of tactics. We found hour angle 
in the Nautical Almanac, punched tables in 211 and 214, 
computed distances and turned the wheel on a celestial 
coordinator. Combining our mass of knowledge we found 
our position and charted a safe course home. 

The Yipee fleet gets under luay. 

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Ordnance and Gunnery 

Admiral Farragat gave the Ordnance Department their 
objective when he uttered, "The best protection against 
enemy's fire is a well-directed fire from our own guns." 
We fired small arms as plebes, fired the heavy stuff on 
cruises, learned the construction and operation of all ord- 
nance. A computer was but a maze of gears, knobs and 
dials when we took our first glance. Later, we treated the 
complicated mechanisms constituting the fire-control sys- 
tems, the director, computet, stable element, and guns, as 
friends, for we knew that when combined and properly 
operated they would clear the seas and the skies of the 
enemy's might. 

Dahlgren Hall's main battery did everything but shoot. 

R. B. Kail, H. C. Rowe, J. H Wesson,? 1 Wilson, Capi I I 1<> in I'. 
E W. Longton, P. F. Hauclc, F M Sticsberg, S Ni*,Ull Second roil P.J 
Billing, R.R. Pratt, A. W. Dinwiddle, G 1 MeEntee, M Adelman I « 
ShclWorth, J. P. Bernard. D. M. Laiiurc. H. I. Gallagher. rfcirJ row: L. R. 
Wright, J. E. Chisholm, W, J. Leonard, H. F. Haddle, J. Landis, E. K. Barber. 

''The projectile ^iil's in this end hert 

Capt T. ]. Ryan 
Head of the Department 

Tkose Little Things We Shouldn't Do- 


Vehicles, unauthorized use of {This mid'n 
was riding in a taxicah within the 5 mile limit). 

1. K the midshipmen who reside in certain outside rooms °f Bancroft Hall do not over- 
come an apparently irresistible nrge to whistle and Woo Woo at young ladies 
passing by, it may be necessary to confine them in order that 
they be provided ample opportunity to acquire merit by meditation 
and to devise more gentlemanly methods of expressing admiration. 
Captain, U.S. Navy 
Commandant of Midshipmen 

Absence unauthorized from academic limits {This 

mid'n absented himself from academic limits without 


Abuse of special privilege {This mid'n was riding 
in an elevator). 

Improper conduct (This mid'n entered Bancroft Hall 
through a window). 

Mess hall, taking articles into (Tins 
mid'n was reading a newspaper at 

Sunday breakfast). 

Articles unauthorized in room {This mid'n had grill 
and coffee pot in room). 




At the outset of plebe year it was difficult to attach any 
significance to our mate watches. Gradually we assumed 
more responsible jobs and with them the added privileges. 
Youngster and first class cruises impressed upon us the im- 
portance of naval watch standing. At times the prospect 
of a watch was a pleasant one for it meant release from 
academics for a day and a chance to write a few letters or 
log a little sack time while off duty. All too frequently, 
however, the watch fell on a week-end which meant late 
duty Saturday night with a long dull day ahead on Sunday. 
Whether we were the mate of a deck or the Midshipman 
Officer of the Watch, we were an integral cog in the wheel 
which governed the administration of Bancroft Hall, and 
when we neglected our duties we were given time to think 
over our mistake the following week-end while serving 

The Battalion Officer of the 
watch checks a mates log. 

The watch squad 
forms for inspection. 

"The midshipman in charge oj Bat- 
talion Office shall be responsible for 
the detailed administration of. . . ." 
Art. 3*07 (a) VSNAR. 

The Midshipman Officer of the Watch inspects. 

"The Mate of the Deck shall make 
expeditious delivery of all mail. . . . 

Art. 32.10 (m) USNAR. 







entennial yinnivcrsary 

When we entered as plebes, we realized that although the Class of '45 
was the Centennial class, the task of shaping the brigade into a unit 
which would be a credit to the Academy during Centennial Week was 
our responsibility. Those who had the honor of being chosen for one of 
the period platoons— 1845, 1870, and 1900— were required to learn 
infantry drill over again — in the old style of "Squads Right" and 
"Right by Squads." 

Centennial Week began with a memorial service in the Chapel Sun- 
day morning, conducted by Admiral Thomas and dedicated to those 
graduates who have given their lives in line of duty. 

At precisely 1051 Wednesday, October 10th, while the brigade of 
midshipmen stood at attention in Tecumseh Court with the period 
platoons and honor guard of West Point Cadets Ranking the speakers 
platform, the station guns broke the silence, resounding with the firm, 
majestic roar of the victor. Each of the J 00 vollies typified a year's 
progress, and a year's service to our country. Admiral Fitch opened the 
ceremony by reading the address delivered by our first superintendent, 
Commander Buchanan, on the same ground exactly a century ago. 



The warm, afternoon sun was slowly Milking in [he west 
when the Brigade again formed; this time on the lawn in front 
of Chapel, to witness the dedication of the cornerstone for 
the Memorial Building The event of the day was the 
Brigade review on Worden Field. The center of attraction 
was shared hy the Cadets from West Point in their reJ, black, 
grey and gold full dress, and the three period platoons, each 
forming a color guard in the pine and gold ot Navy. The 
Brigade, three thousand strong, was a marvel to watch as it 
swung past in review, with every line undeviating, every arm 
in dark blue and every leg in dazzling white moving as one. 

That evening, midshipmen and their guests danced to the 
music of Kay Kyser. At midnight could be heard the dull 
resounding of eight bells on the famed Okinawa Bell, drawing 
to a close the first hundred years in the history of the Academy. 

Saturday found thousands boarding captured German 
warships, symbolic of a once feared aggressor, or viewing 
the newest in Naval Air strength. The afternoon saw an aerial 
review over Thompson Stadium, with the planes torming a 
huge numeral "100" as they flew over in salute to the 
Academy. During the half the Academy m turn saluted 
each state and territory in a colorful massing ol flags. 



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. . . A Unique Comhination 

of News and Humor 

V. M. Wilson 
Business Manager 

Comdr. J. C. G. Wilson 
Officer Representative 

On Friday afternoons, the final product rolled off the 
production line to the consumers, and by the time the Log 
had been distributed, each issue had consumed several 
hundred man hours. 

Besides worrying about the contents of the magazine, 
Editor Tiernan was also busy turning in statements, 
answering Back Talk., consulting the Executive Officer 
and the Officer Representative, and reading the many let- 
ters that pour in daily. 

Each log involved considerable expense, and it was up 
to Business Manager Wilson to pay all the bills. When the 
editor thought of the issue in terms of inside color, Wilson 
had to think in terms of the red dollar sign. In addition 
to the headache of each issue, there were the monthly bouts 
with the auditing board to plague him. 

Copy had to be sorted, checked, 

and double checked . . . always a 

last minute }ob. 


The layout of each page 
demanded time and skill 

The conception of each issue began with the issue editor, 
and from his mind came the ideas which formulated the 
contents of the magazine. The cover and the cartoons were 
important items in the make-up of each issue, and Art 
Editor Cummings aided by a staff of capable artists con- 
tinuously turned out fine work in this department. 

The actual work of putting the magazine together was 
done on Sunday mornings in the Log office, after the pre- 
liminary ground work had been completed by the issue 

When the work was finally completed by the 107 men 
on the Log staff, and the issue was delivered, the editors 
took time for a quick sigh of satisfaction, and then dug 
into the copy and pictures for the next Log, only two weeks 
away. It was hard work to be funny. 

R. E. Schwartz 
Topnotch Cartoonist 

THF I OG STAFF Front ro»; A. F. Maxficld, D. R. Toll, P. O Gaddis 
T I TiSSn V M. W Son. H. I. TUles, R. H. Minor, R G H.rech^ Second 

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THE LOG BUSINESS STAFF From rou.. R. D Lochncr, A. F Maxficld, 

V. M. Wilson, K. R. Kiddoo, R. A Mjrrnet. Second row J. K. Martin, 

W. H. Keen, G. D. Ditiman, R. K. Bramwell, C. F. Rauch. 

Every two weeks the mate would 

act as newsboy for the Academy' s 

favorite magazine. 




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"Reveille, turn out all along!" 

•■Only six-fifteen? Still gottim, 

In a few years, many things about the Academy routine 
will be forgotten, but one memory we will all surely re- 
member is that of those few minutes between 0615 and 
0620 each morning. 

-It was an unwritten law among first classmen that they 
rated "sleeping in" at reveille, but somehow the D.O.'s 
never seemed to think much of this heretical regulation. 
Almost every morning one of our unlucky classmates would 
be the victim of a wide-awake duty officer who, with a 
rueful smile, would sharply interrupt the reveries of our 
colleague with the metallic ra P at the door. Then would 
follow some dazed, mumbling attempts by the sleepyhead 
to explain the compromising situation. It all ended with, 
"But sir!" as the D.O. turned and strode out saying, "Mes- 
senger, take this man's name for reveille, turning in arjSt 
having once turned out." 

"A little tired this morning, Mr 


One of the outstanding accomplishments of the Academy 
is a well-rounded intramural athletic program, which pro- 
vides a place for every man regardless of his abilities. De- 
signed primarily for those of us who were not members of 
varsity squads, the open competition developed many 
worthwhile attributes and qualities. We learned the values 
of teamwork and developed the faculties of clear thinking 
and quick action which are so vital to our profession. As 
first class we assumed the additional job of playing man- 
ager, organizing the athletic program and moulding our 
men into a winning team. 

The. natatorium saw keen competition among the batts for acquatic honors. 

The alky's relative luarmth during winter made bowling a popular sport. 

The Academy' s own contribution to the xvorld of sports and tlic wards 
of the Naval Hospital . . . pushball! 

Kelly Field echoed every afternoon with the shouts of the volleyballers. 


Company wrestling teams gave an outlet 
to each and every embryo "Strangler Lewis." 

Probably the most important dividend which we re- 
ceived from intramural sports was a certain degree of self- 
confidence, for a man cannot expect to hold the confidence 
of others until he first develops confidence in himself. Our 
rigid academic program would have been virtually impos- 
sible without a balanced athletic program to relieve the 
tension and strain built up during the day. Although we 
merely substituted one type of scorekeeper for another, it 
gave us an opportunity to relax our minds and return to our 
rooms refreshed and ready to start another day's work. 

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Basketball rated high in popularity. There was stiff competition in every company. Men learned to shinny up ropes like monkeys in the company gym meets. 


The boxing teams mixed in fast and furious matches 
spectator interest. 

i a sport that led in 

Best equipped and best trained were the baa. football teams which 
clashed for the championship on Sunday afternoons. 


Tke Reception Committee 
Escorted Our Visitors 

Afcer observing the Reception Committee at work 
receiving the teams, planning their meals, checking their 
schedules and escorting them about the yard, it is no small 
wonder that the multitude of athletes who visited the 
Academy every week said that no where before had they 
been treated with so much courtesy. 

Much credit, as well as thanks, must go to Joe Melesky 
and his crew for having done so much to spread the good 
will of Severn Tech and to further the sportsmanlike quali- 
ties we endeavored to develop with the colleges of the East. 

The Pointers %ei a warm welcome 
by 'Joe. 

Wc had time to swap 

stories and find out how 

the other half lived. 

THE RECEPTION COMMITTEE. Front r„,,r J. H. Mclcsky, H. S. Clay. 

E. T. Mathis, Jr., W. D. Sloan, J. T. Harris. Seami row: B. A. Benson, R. K. 

Bramwcll, D. E. Carlson, G. W. Moore, D. M. Kirkpatrick. 

The brigade's spirit boiled over into the mess hall where everything 
could happen and usually did. It was Navy chow for all visitors. 


the mess hall filial with poster 
and impromptu demonstrations. 

Tecumseh promised victory before 
the Army game. 

The Spirit to Figkt 
and Win was Ours 

Planning pep rallys, team send-offs, receptions, the Christ- 
mas program, and the "No More Rivers" ceremony oc- 
cupied most of the time of the Brigade Activities Com- 
mittee. Officially charged with the promotion of morale 
in the brigade, the committee was composed of anyone 
with pep, energy, spirit, and an abundance of ideas. 

The high point of the committee's work was witnessed 
last fall when the weekly football rallies were climaxed 
with a huge bonfire on Farragut Field, in anticipation of 
the hard battle against Army two days later. 

Even the Rotunda was not spared 

as we pointed towards that day in 


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The bonfire and rally were the climax of a week during winch the 
spirit of the brigade broke all bounds. 


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The Saturday hops vied i 

ith football games for the high point of the 

re were 

Week -ends at Home 

With the beginning of academic year late in September 
came the first football game of the season. Following the 
usual custom, we changed to blue service at noon and the 
sight of the stadium that afternoon filled with men in 
blues instead of the familiar whites reminded us once again 
that we had at last started down the home stretch toward 

Considered among the best dragging week-ends of the 
year, these brisk fall afternoons brought friends and families 
from far and near for the colorful game in the afternoon 
with its attendant excitement and splendor. That evening 
we found ourselves once again in the stadium, this time 
enjoying a breath of fresh air between dances of the football 


The * 

I Belle's" staterooms were windy 

and Week-ends Away 

Nearly every other week-end during fall term the old 
Bay Belle turned troop ship for our football pilgrimages to 
Baltimore or Philly. A deck of cards, rain cap cover, a strip 
of chits for a box lunch and some hot dogs, and we were all 
set for the trip up the Bay. While the NA-io kept up a con- 
stant stream of jive flowing the bandstand, we played 
bridge, stood in the chow line, or just sat and watched the 
scenery until the big city hove in sight. Then for a quick 
application of some plebe's whiskbroom and shoe polish to 
put us in shape to give a 4.0 P-rade for the local taxpayers 
as we marched those five long miles to the stadium. 

Under lights in Baltimore the brigade tried a mass formation; m 
Philadelphia we separated into companies. 


T/i*.* moon found itself ignored, out 
on the sea wall. 


Music, maestro, please. 


Was Famous for those Week-end Hops 

Our Distinctive Addition 

to American Society 

Ably directed by "Fritz" Fitzwilson, the Hop Commit- 
tee did their best to improve the standards of the Dahlgren 
Hall hops and to furnish other dancing entertainment for 
the brigade. The after-game dances, supplemented with 
various forms of top-notch entertainment which they in- 
augurated in Baltimore and Philadelphia following the 
football games, were greatly appreciated by all hands. 
Although limited in both funds and authority, the Hop 
Committee searched for methods of bettering our ocal 
hops and with the help of the Commandant, produced the 
Christmas Hop, noted as the finest hop outside the Ring 
Dance during 47 's stay at the Academy. On those 
occasions which warranted it, they rounded up a few of our 
more industrious classmates to perform the interesting 
though laborious task of decorating the armory or Mac- 
Donough Hall. 

The Hop Committee is made up of two first classmen 
one second classman, and one third classman from each 
battalion. Meeting whenever necessary, the Cornmuw 
made plans for the Academy dances and supervised the hops 
from the dance floor. The second class Hop Comrmttec 
produced the time-honored Ring Dance for therr class 
and the Farewell Ball for all hands. 

Marge, Pete, Hal, and Doug take time out /or a smoke 

Mmmm-what did they put ... tins punch' 



Through three years sports kept healthy minds 

in healthy bodies ... in MacDonough Hall, on 

Holland Field . . . Thompson Stadium, Dorsey 

Creek . . . football and crew . . . steeplechase and 

soccer . . . pushball. 

Aboard the ship: "Each division shall be drilled 

at least once a day until the crew is proficient" . . . 

shake out the bugs on shakedown ... in the 

Chesapeake ... the Caribbean . . . speed trials, 

target practice ... "On the strength of one link 

the cable, Dependeth the might of the chain." 







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Dm. Adams and his assistants added and sub- 
tracted to compile Navy s statistics. 
Ollic Hallett handled the microphone during home 

and Baltimore games. 

Ernie Fritz was the chief spotter, caught this time 

working with Connie Desmond, Baltimore 


PUBLIC RELATIONS DETAIL. Front row: I. W. Lindcr, 

I H R,,™ c ll Director E.S. Fritz, Secretary- Second row: 

C H Shaddcau ",D. B Wcngcr, O. S. Hallett, D. F. Ada™, 

R. A. Marmcc, A. T. Jones. 


Guided by the experienced hand of Lt. William Sullivan, 
NAA public information officer, the Public Relations De- 
tail lent their help to the nationwide program of promoting 
Navy athletics. Football season found the Detail at their 
busiest, with some compiling statistics, some gathering dope 
on the varsity team, some aiding radio announcers as 
spotters, and still others handling microphones and other 
press box tasks. Winter and spring seasons continued the 
work with Detail men covering local athletic events for 
the nation's press associations as well as keeping Navy 
teams on the Eastern sports pages. 

The task of organizing the Public Relations Detail activ- 
ities for the past year was handled by "Russ" Russell, 
Director, and Ernie Fritz, Secretary. Don Adams compiled 
the statistics, A. T. Jones supervised the newsreel spotters, 
while Bob Marmet, Ollie Hallett, and Chet Shaddeau 
worked the microphones. 


"Where's that — goat." Following a thunderstorm of 
cheer, two white-clad goatkeepers faithfully trotted onto 
the gridiron to officially bring in Bill X for each Navy 
encounter during the 1945 season. Bill's guardians this yeat 
were Dan Hollis and Hal Edwards, who together brought 
more delight to the spectators than perhaps the game itself. 
Dan and Hal traveled everywhere with the team and con- 
sciencely kept an eye on our woolly Texan. 

Dan Hollis, Bill and Hal Edwards. 








Opt. Dicft. Dudcn, everybody's 
All' American. 

Forty-five brought to the Naval Academy one of its greatest gridiron 

years, resplendent with triumphs over the nation's outstanding 

teams. The varsity, making its debut with plays running from the 

"T" formation, worked hard from the start, and under the watchful 

eye of Coach Oscar Hagberg brought high hopes to a brigade of 

football-minded midshipmen. These hopes were answered as Navy 

ripped through team after team to score seven victories, one tie, 

and play their game of the year against Army's national champions. 

VARSITY COACHES. Lt.(jg) "Chuck" Purvis, 

Ray Swartz, Comdr. Oscar Hagberg, "Rip" 

Miller, Keith Molesworth, and Lt, Comdr. 

Edward Erdelatz. 

FOOTBALL TEAM. Front row: Coppedge, Bramlect, Barron, Smith C.B., peramee, 
Brown McMurray, Riser, Jenkins, Turner, Camahan, Eisenman. Whittle, dcGananl, 
Mo&'Manazcr. Second row: Coach Oscar E. Hagberg, Carrington, Wa ms cv, Earley 
Hunt, Currence, Emerson, Lenihan, Grunig, Sundhcim, Roth, Abromitis^ Welch third 
row Markel, Kelly, Ingram, Taglicmc, Lawrence, Lauec, Skord, Scotc, R U.. McClure. 
Scott C. L„ Hill, Ambrogi, Smith, E. N. Fourth row: Strahlcy Hoernschmeyer, 
Grabowski, Bartos, Minisi, Russell, Flynn, Weir, McKie, Pctrit, Shiekman, Ellsworth, 
Wallace, Shimshak, Mueldcr. 

Clyde Scott, scorer 
of eight touchdowns. 

VILLANOVA E * ^ronmo" Da-am* 

stalwart of the Navy middle 


Fulfilling even the highest expectations, the 
varsity opened the 1945 season trouncing upon 
Villanova's valiant Wildcats, 49-0. Clyde Scott 
started his spectacular season by sparking the first 
touchdown drive with dashes of 22 and 27 yards 
to score just thtee minutes after the kickoff. After 
each of the seven scores trusty Jack Currence trot- 
ted in to successfully boot the conversions. The 
Navy bandwagon was on its way. 

Bob Hunt makes the hole, Joe Bartos fol- 
lows through trampling on Wildcats. 

Sunny Sundheim ending a ten-yard gallop 
for number four against Villanova. 

Tony Minisi, hero without equal 
against Penn and Notre Da 


Duke's Bouncing Blue Devils who had scored 136 points 
already in just two games was the next victim, 21-0. The 
Durham Devils got off to a bad start by walking off with 
Bill X the night before the game. His return by game time 
did little to appease our spirit for Hoernschmeyer, Scott and 
Kelly ripped through Duke for two quick first period scores 
and the game was in the win column. 



Scotty on his way to the Yelloivjacl^ets goal 

line with Sunny Sundhtim clearing the path 

for the 57-yard interception run, 

The inner-workings of Navy's T 
— Scott to Hoemschmeycr to Kelly. 



With a capacity crowd of 22,000 including many Navy 
dignitaries looking on, the Navy climaxed Centennial Week 
with a 2S-0 triumph over Penn State. Using offensive power 
only sparingly, Coach Hagberg watched the boys run up a 
14 point lead in the first half on two touchdowns and 
Bramlett's block of a Lion kick. With the Nittany Lions 
underfoot we headed for the Yellowjackets of Georgia Tech. 


Vowing revenge for 1944s upset at the hands of Georgia 
Tech, the varsity chalked up Number 4 with a 20-6 
triumph in Baltimore. Playing under the arcs hampered 
the Blue and Gold little, as Capt. Dick Duden recovered 
a blocked Duke kick in mid-air and rambled to pay dirt 
to score Navy's first six points in the second quarter. The 
remainder was all Navy, and we returned to Annapolis in 
the wee hours tired but proud of our fourth triumph. 


Swede Sorenson, the always- 
ready relief man. 

Big Bo Coppedge, fighter 
from start to finish. 


Without question the two most exciting games of the 
year followed the Georgia Tech win. Facing almost certain 
defeat, the Blue and Gold eleven rallied in story-book 
fashion against the Penn Quakers to walk off with a 14-7 
victory and leave Franklin Field's 73,000 spectators breath- 
less. Traveling to Cleveland we next locked horns with 
undefeated Notre Dame. Fighting desperately to maintain 
a 6-6 tie, Navy's line rose up in the last 60 seconds to 
smother two Irish scoring thrusts from the one-inch line. 

Jim Carrington and Dick 

Duden give their best as 

Tony Minisi reels off 18 

yards against Penn. 

Bobby Jenkins, hampered 
by injuries, but All- Amer- 
ican in '43-44 

The play of the year — 
Minisi stops an Irish 
touchdown by horse-collar- 
ing Colella. 

tiunchy Hoernschmeyer , 
keyman in the Navy back- 
field during early season 

Bob Kelly, Shamrock's 
punt producer. 

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Manager Stan Moak- 


Two trips to Baltimore— two of Navy's finest victories 
of the year. That was the story of our encounters with 
Michigan and Wisconsin, among the Big Ten's best. Enter- 
ing the Wolverine game with press and radio reporters still 
wondering just how strong Navy could be, the boys showed 
their best and snowed under Fritz Crisler and company 33-7. 
We looked with victorious eyes for the Badgers from Wis- 
consin. Bartos sparking to fame in the Michigan game, 
again quieted our worries about the failure of great Bobby 
Jenkins' legs to recover from injuries. The public address 
blared forth with the score from Franklin Field, Army 61 
Penn o ... but with seven victories in the hold ... "We 
were ready now." 

BramUtt crosses into 
striped territory with 
Minisi's pass for Navy's 
first score against Mich- 

Bruce Smith, pride 0/ the 
passing department. 

Dick Scott, Ail-American 

center from West Point, 

New York. 

Chuck Kiser, the little 

Lee BramUtt, named on 
many All-American 

Bramlett again as he 
smears a Wisconsin end- 
around with Big Bo Cop- 
pedge coming up to help. 

Three Wolverines are 
needed to halt Clyde Scott 
while one of their mates, 
missing his tackle bemoans 
the fact in a reclining 

Navy stopped Doc Blancliard on this 
one with no gain, bditve it or not. 

One hundred thousand people jammed windblown Mu- 
nicipal Stadium. It was the game of the year, we knew it, 
Army knew it, and the nation knew it. Our boys went into 
Philadelphia 26 point underdogs, but both Brigade and team 
were confident of a good showing and Navy gave more 
than that. Army whipped off to a 20 point lead before we 
found that Blanchard and Davis "put their trousers on just 
as we did." From then on it was Navy as the line from 
Duden to Bramlett played their hearts out in ripping holes 
for Bartos, Barron, Scott and the rest of the Navy backfield. 
This 1945 Army-Navy game was one of which every man 
in the Brigade could be proud. The 32-13 score was Army's 
but the thought of a job "well done," beyond even greatest 
expectations, was ours. 

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Sharp, .As; 

Anderson, Afatingei 
fsttinf .Manager, Rcc 
Sisson, Comdr. Bro\ 

Smusyn, Orion, Brummcr, Captain, Pickens, 
rrow: Coach Earl Thompson, Strauss, Hammer, 
n A. Taylor, Officer Representative. 









Determined to repeat last year's championship perform- 
ances, the 1945 cross-country team, led by Capt. Jim Brum- 
mcr, opened their season by trouncing the harriers from 
Duke University on the Naval Academy course. Following 
this initial win, Coach Tommy Thompson's runners out- 
distanced the University of Virginia squad 1S-45. With 
these two viccories they set out to defeat the rival Coast 
Guard Academy — and defeat them they did by taking a 
clean sweep with a perfect score of 15-50. The IC4A 
championships were next, and the Blue and Gold runners 
fought valiantly to defeat a strong Army squad but bad 
luck and ill fortune plagued Navy's chances, and had to be 
satisfied with second place and a 19-36 score against the 

Capt. Jim Brummcr leads squad on a trial run 

Mick Smusyn demonstrates the rainy afternoon practice — a workout 
in Daldgren Hall. 

Hall, Smusyn, Carlim, and Cuff churn almif,. 




Cctpt. yirturo Cd/isro. 

Tommy Taylor, Navy's excellent soccer coach, openly declared 

that this 1945 squad was about the finest he has ever had. 

A record of continuous victories this season ably supports 

that praise, for Capt. Art Calisto and his men ripped through 

such teams as the Coast Guard Academy, Muhlenberg, 

Pennsylvania, Penn State, and Johns Hopkins averaging close 

to six goals per game. 

Fro,,, raw; Capt. B. E. S. Triprcnsce, R. T. Anderson W B. Johnson, W E. 
FotKhoff, L. R. Mayer, L. A. Marousck. C G. E. Kirk .Coach Tom Taylor 
A. M. Calisto, W. E. Grimes, K. H. Volk, S. S. Smith, W. H. Baglcy. Second 
raw: Lt. Commander Frcchtel, H. S. Pcndergrass, H. B Rathbonc, J. Richtcr. 
G. S. Grove, F. M. Eccels, R. L. Ghormlcy, H. S. Keller, J L Reynolds, 
C. G. Bart, C. P. Conker, H. J. Blaha, E. R. Meiscl, J D Glccklcr, R. F. 
Wcnkc, Comdr. W. E. Scipt. Third rou-. J. H. Melcsky, W rl Evans, G. H. 
Bronssars, W. E. Blythc, D. W. Cullivan, L. W. Mulbry R. D Huntington. 
G H. Lockncr, P. V. Martcnson, F. E. Horvath. M. M. Gibson, A. D. Napior, 
J. DeGoede. 

They seldom get by rugged Qoalie 
Manuel Bentin. 

The diminutive mites — 
Meisel and Anderson. 

One of the Navy's finest- 
Joe Castano. 

Dependable Fullbacks- 
Bill Small and Ken Voll 

Officer Representative, Commander 
Trippensee smiles over a successful 
season with Manager Worth Bagley. 

Halfbacks at their best—Marousek, 
Mayer, and Qrimes. 

It was anybody's ball in that 
hard-fought Army game. 

Opening his 26th season as varsity soccer mentor, Tommy 
Taylor saw nothing but good prospects with such Ail-Amer- 
icans as Art Calisto, Ely Kirk, Joe Castano, and Larry 
Marousek greeting his practice call. Add to this array such 
reliables as Bill Grimes, Ken Volk, Emiel Meisel, Archie 
Riggerio and Manuel Bentin, and we found ourselves with 
the outstanding team in the nation. Outstanding it was for 
the Coast Guard felt the sting, 8-1, Johns Hopkins fell by 

Captain Art lets go against the 

the wayside, 7-1, Penn State was trampled 4-1, to mention 
but a few. Only a hard- fighting Army ten brought defeat 
to our boys in a rugged 1-0 heart-breaker. An early first 
period boot, blessed by Lady Luck herself, traveled half 
the field and found its way into the Navy goal. Despite 
this final 1945 game, the season was deemed by all one of 
the most successful in many a year. 


Jake Welsh goes up to stave 

off a King's Point scoring 


Perry Nelson shoots a left hander 

from the foul circle against 

Qeorge Washington U. 

One of the most spirited court teams to ever perform in 
Dahlgren Hall — this 1946 edition of Navy basketball compiled 
an enviable record of twelve victories against only three 
defeats. West Virginia, Duke, Pennsylvania, Columbia, and 
Fordham were but a few of the collegiate teams to fall before 
the swiftness of Capt. Jack Carroll and his teammates. 

Nelson s left hander again! 


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Barrow jumps high 
to get this one. 

Capt. Jack Carroll 

Bancroft Hall had an inkling of its fine basketball talent 
this year when, in early season practice before Christmas 
leave, the casabamen turned in victories over several local 
collegiate fives. But with the return to practice in January 
and consecutive victories over Bucknell, Villanova, Mary- 
land, George Washington, and Fordham, everyone well 
knew that this Navy quintet, darting up and down the 
floor each Wednesday and Saturday afternoon, was one of 
the best in the country. Eight consecutive wins were reg- 
istered before the Tarheels of North Carolina tripped the 
Blue and Gold by one field goal. Regaining their stride, 
Carroll, Nelson, Dick, Shugart, Duden, Waldrop and com- 
pany went on to count up four more triumphs dropping 
tilts to only Muhlenberg and Army. The annual tussle at 
West Point with the Cadets was a heart-breaker for Coach 
Wilson and his squad for it was a nip-and-tuck contest all 
the way, Navy leading 35-34 « halftime. Too much 
praise cannot be given this year's team for they displayed 
a fighting spirit every second and rightfully deserve their 
rating as one of the nation's top basketball teams of the 
1946 season. 


Point almost stopped this one. 

The quintet's front office— Coach 
Wilson, Officer Representative Lt. 
Commander Qhesquiere, Manager 
Jim Moss, and Coach Hank. Liusetti 



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Led by Capt. Oscar Greene, Eastern Intercollegiate 

Champion, Navy's varsity wrestling team this season extended 

a four-year-old dual meet win streak to thirty-one by tossing 

over such strong teams as Pennsylvania, Kings Point, 

Muhlenberg, and Penn State. 

Captain Qrecne and Homer Bivin — 

it s quite a tussle when two champs get 


Coach Ray Swartz and Capt. Oscar Qrcenc with 
Navy's Eastern Intercollegiate Championship trophy. 

Qene Henry hasn't quite made up 

his mind about what to do with 

this Muhlenberg man but the 

Little Mite eventually won out 

Qene Henry — the wrestler's 

Joe Flanagan and Ed French clinch 

in one of these nightly tussles in 

the upper loft. 

At a wrestling match it's keep one eye 
on the bout and one on the scoreboard. 

Captain Oscar grapples at his best 
ith a cradle on his Muhlenberg 

Few coaches in spores circles anywhere can boast the 
record of popular Ray Swartz, Navy's varsity wrestling 
mentor. This year that record was made even more im- 
pressive by the Blue and Gold matmen who tussled through 
six straight duel victories and on to the Eastern Inter- 
collegiate Championship. Capt. Oscar Greene was the 
standout of the season and justified this position with a 
thrilling victory in the to bring back Navy's 
only individual trophy. However, it was added support 
from George DeLong, John Fletcher, and Chuck Hathaway, 
who were all finalists at the Lehigh tournament, that gave 
the Swartzmen the needed points to cop the treasured cup. 

First row A J Richards. Assistant Couch. Ray Swarcz, Coach, D. A. Mclvcr. 
H R. Bivin, G. E. Delong, E. M. Henry, O. Greene, Jr., J. A. Fletchc^C. E. 
Hathaway, E. D. French, J. P. Flanagan. E. N. Smich, Comdr. R. A. D.nn;, 
Officer Representative. Second row: L. B. Taylor, Jr., Manager R. W 
McArthnr. R. H. Emmich. H. T. Settle, R. E. CumminRS, Jr.. D W. Tardif. 
K W Shiwcck. W. A. Black, W. R. Cobean, R. G. Tobin, Jr.. H. M. Badim;. 
Rear row: Karl Kitt, Assistant Coach. R. B. Wishard. C. DiBcncJctto S. Si 
Smith. W. D. Chandler, R. O. Bunnell, Jr., S. S. Pcnnock, III, S. M. Williams, 
B. M. Downcs, J. L. D. Cox. 


The Captain — Backstroke' Bob Covjcll 





Surpassing even the highest hopes for the 1946 tank season, 

the well-balanced Navy swimming team churned through six 

decisive individual victories and two wins in traingular 

meets ... to rank with the 1944 Intercollegiate Championship 

scjuad as the finest in Navy annals. 




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SPSt'Si' 1 J- W ' F»Hon, -Jr., J. J. Pavellc, Jr., R. E. Barnard, C. T. Joy, Jr., 
N. W. Thomson, O. S, Hallctt, R. E. Cowell, W. H. Ortland, J. S. Crosby, Jr., 
D. R. Mayer. R. L. M.llcr, E. W. O'Callaghan, E. M. Eylcr. Second row: 
Henry Ortland, Jr., Coach, T. E. Vernon, K. W. Dunwody, J. H. H. Carring- 
ron, H. P. Pendcrgrass, G. A. Gornpcrts, Jr., E. A. McCallum, Jr., J. F. Ivcrs, 
D. W. Smith. J. D. Corse, T. F. Lcchner, R. N. Barker, P. Gengor, Comdr. 
G L McAtcc. Third row: C. W. Smith, J. H. Bell, C. B. Dwight, III, V. H. 
SchaHer, Jr., W. A. Kanakanui, Jr., C. H. Reynolds, Jr., W. F. Clifford, Jr., 
A. N. Hull. J. C. Mctzcl, Jr., B. Y. Brewsrer, Jr., Lieutenant Turtle. 

Commander McAtcc, Officer Representative, Henry Ortland, 

varsity coach, and Manager Charles Smith confer at the 

edge of the pool. 


Don Mayer 

Ralph Barnard 

Ed O'Catlaglu 

John Pavcllc 

The story of the swimming team this year can best be 
told by Coach Henry Ortland himself. Before the opening 
meet with Duke, Mr. Ortland was wary of his squad's 
future, confident that he had a fighting group of men, but 
not too certain of the victories that might lie ahead. Tutor- 
ing them through win after win Coach Ortland unqualify- 
ingly stated that this yeat's squad tanks as number one of 
his entire coaching career. No finer tribute could be paid to 
the efforts of Capt. Bob Cowell and his fellow tankmen. 
And a summary of Navy's season could be expressed in no 
better fashion, for following a decisive win over Duke, the 
Blue and Gold took in stride such fine teams as Pennsylvania, 
Columbia, Princeton, and Kings Point. In addition they 
faced double trouble in two triangular meets but came 
through victoriously over Cornell and North Carolina in 
one, and Lehigh and Franklin-Marshall in the other. And, 
in answer to every Middle's prayer, the season was climaxed 
with a thrilling 44-31 triumph over the Cadets of West 
Point. In addition to Captain Cowell, outstanding per- 
formers on this year's team were Ollie Hallett, Jim Car- 
rington, Bill Kanakanui, Don Mayer, and divers Barker, 
Gomperts, and Joy. This was the team of surprises, and 
of championship calibre from start to finish. 

One of those tight finishes which usually jound Navy on Top. 

The diving specialists— Bob Barker and Charley Jay. 

Big Jim Carrington gets his nightly massage. 


Capt. John Van Sickle 


Bill Olh: 

Coaches Deladrier and Fiems with 
Manager Brad Becken 

Since '47 entered the hallowed halls of Bancroft in 
1943, it has learned that one sqnad can always be counted 
upon for an undefeated championship season— 
those flickers of the blade, Coach Deladrier's fencing team. 

Strongest of three fencing goups was the epee squad, who 
dropped only one contest, Navy's lone defeat of the year, 
to Columbia. Oiler, Whyte, and John Van Sickle led the 
foils artists and gave their finest performances against the 
Saltus Fencing Club of New York with a clean sweep in the 
foil event. Gallup, Frankel, Batton, and LaHaye were the 
standouts in the sabre division, scoring clean sweeps against 
Brooklyn and Baltimote Fencers Club. Navy wins were 
also scored over Philadelphia Fencers Club, NYU, and 
Columbia in the initial match with the Knickerbockers. 
The season was climaxed with a thrilling, hard-fought, 
14-13 triumph against Army. 

Steve Marvin 

Herb Whyte 

••. Commander Hathaway, him- 
self a one-time Navy fencer, 
reminisces zvith Jim LaHaye. 

Sabremen "Ace" Qallup and Jose Seijas square off in a week-day workout 

Front row: F. D. Bowdey, K. J. Cole, S D. Marvin AC. Gallup, Coach 
Deladrier, J. R. VanSicklc, D. C. Brumbaugh, H. E. Whyte, W. M. O er, 
R E Pylc I. D. LaHaye. Second row: Commander Hathaway, J.U. rtxmy, 
Jr.', R. E. Fredrieks, G. M. Sheldon, W. J. Donovan, W. H. Barton Jr., 
CO. Glisson. J. C. Day, Jr.. A. J. Frankel, J. C. Seijas, Coach Fiems. Third 
row. B. A. Becken, F. L Crump, Jr., J. V. Loucks, R. R. Fargo, T. R. Alkn, 
R. W. Tatum, W. Spangcnbcrg, E. F. Stacy, S. L. Knran. 

Front roii'.' Mr. John Branzell, Coach, G. A. Kern, 
J. H. Nicholson, D. L. Hollis, Captain, M. J 
Becker, Manager, C. W. Occo, D. L. Hancock, 
Lt. Comdr. R. W. Wagner, Officer Representative. 
Second row: E. C. Moss, Underclass Manager D. A. 
Kirkpatnck, D. R. Morris, R. M. Adams. J. L. 
Reynolds, B. Keener, Wilton T. Sanders, D. H. 
Corson, Underclass Manager. Third row: L. Dorscy, 
D, A.EIIis.R.D.Zclov.D.C.DouBias.K.O'Kcefc, 
J. H. Conable. 


Capt. Dan Hollis and Manager Mart) 
Becker led the riflemen. 

Breaking into the win column from che first shot fired, 
Navy's varsity riflemen experienced a successful season this 
year with victories over such top-notchers as Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology, Yale, and University of Maryland. 
Coach Johnny Branzell, in his twenty-fourrh season with 
Navy teams, rounded out a fine team led by Capt. Dan 
Hollis, Carl Otto, "Half-Hitch" Ellis, and Keith O'Keefe. 
Only mis- fires on the '46 schedule were defeats at the hands 
of the Coast Guard Academy and that old nemesis— Army. 


Almost paralleling their brother riflemen, the pistol squad 
turned in another good firing record. The Blue and Gold 
claimed victories over the University of Colorado and the 
University of Southern California in postal matches, while 
dropping meets to the powerful Quantico Marine team, 
Coast Guard Academy, and Army. Jim Ruehrmund, Capt. 
W. S. Smith, Ed Rawsthorne, and Nick Davis did most of 
the high scoring for Coach W. D. Pennington's shooters. 


Captain Smith and Manager Hemmer did 
the same (or the pistolmen. 

First renv ComJr. W. R. Barnes. Officer Rcprc- 
sZJvc W. S. Smith, Capta,*. E H. Hernme. 
tl/_ ,*„.. Ir W D Pcnninrtcon, Couch, beconct 
Manager U.W. U. "n 8 g A 

D R.L. McEl™;, ]. D. Baskin, M. E. Phares. 

Cap!. Jay McKie. 

Commander Keenc Officer Repre- 

tentative, Coach M™ Bishop, and 

Manager Bryan Wiggms watch 
early season workouts m 
Dahlgrcn Hall. 




Ronnie Burton— .umber one 
hmler on Lawrence Held. 

Art Spahr— an the receiving 
end of Navy s mound staff . 

Front row: Commander Keene Ofl.«r «gSSSSV M? H, & "i G. 

§&£ Ssi ( stt££ £"». «. »***., w. c. 

R. S. Button, W. R. St. George, J. R. fiekens. 


JacKrabbit Hal Curry- 
tht ballplayer from I txa 

First-sackfr Bob Hill 
powerful long hitter. 

The national pastime brought many an exciting moment 
to Lawrence Field this past season much to the delight of 
Coach Max Bishop. Stronger at the plate than in many a 
season the squad had little trouble in getting underway. 

Behind the plate worked Art Spahr and his battery mate 
during most of the season was Fellow-Californian Ronnie 
Burton. Over at the initial sack roamed Boxer Bob Hill 
whose slugging in the cleanup spot was the payoff punch 
for Navy victories. Ed Armstrong performed the second 
base duties in fine style and added his big bat to the Navy 

Outfielder Wirt Thayer 
pulls up safely. 

power. Capt. Jay McKie and Rabbit Curry were the other 
strong spots in the infield 

In the outer gardens it was Andy Frahler, Dick Duden, 
and Wirt Thayer who led the way and formed for Navy 
one of the strongest outfields in Eastern competition. 

Wood, Winner, and Matula were reserved behind the 
plate while Dougherty and Sutter rounded out the mound 
staff. Middleton, Wenke, and St. George gave Coach 
Bishop reserve infield strength and Williams and Searle 
gave added support to the outfield. 

beats out a close one against Vrsinu 

Dash artist Johnny Van Ve/jc; 
makes his start. 

Comdr Brown Taylor, Officer Representa- 
tive, Bill Kash and Coach Thompson, check 
over the list of the nation's top collegiate 
cinder squad. 

Dp and over with Johnny Dav 


Capt. Bill Kash 

Champion FredBouwman — holder 
of numerous broad-jump titles. 


Developed in the 1945 track season, which saw Navy 

take IC4A, Heptagonal, and NCAA championships, this year's squad 

continued in fine style the brilliant record of last year. 

Clyde Scott takes a leap at the tape 

to beat out his teammate Johnson 

and a Dartmouth Indian, 

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F/o\d Cujf displays his fine dis- 
tance running form. 

John Van Velzfir nosts out a Vir- 
ginian to chalk up another win. 

In perfect form — Hurdle 


The one-two twins — Van Velzer 
and Pettit leave all dash com- 
petitors behind. 

Under Coaches Tommy Thompson and Ray Schwartz the 
cinder burners began operations early this winter entering 
the indoor IC4A championships in New York. Led by 
Capt. Bill Kash the squad went on from this meet and 
swept several fine collegiate teams before them, showing 
unbeatable power in almost every event. 

Jim Pettit led the sprinters and garnered dash awards in 
numerous meets. Scott and Johnson were the highlights in 
the hurdles while Bigley, Kash, Carlon, and Cuff led the 
way in the distance events. In the mile and two mile 
Smusyn and Grimsley dominated the field. 

Moving into the field events it was Champion Fred 
Bouwman who paced the broad jumpers with Russ Soren- 
son, and Newbold Smith, the outstanding performers in the 
weight events. 

Thompson Stadium saw many a record go by the boards 
this season and the fame of Navy's cinder artists as one of 
the finest collegiate track squads in the nation spread from 
coast to coast. 

From™™- W S Rcinschmidc Manager, Coach Thompson.). W. Btummcr. W . B. Kash, Captain, A C. Biglcv, R. W Scricldjr, G. F 


1 Bans R N H,il N W &yn . Vkn Vcl«r7c7 H. Done, T. Hudnct, E. F. Duncan, L B 
MaTgerTUrdrZP. L. Hammed D. Oustcthout. E.Achce, C. R Plank J. C. Hufli R. M. Lt 
R T AmbroR, Fourth row: J. W. Pettit, W. H. Meanix. D. Hollis, M. H. Jester, F. G. Sotcnson. R 

B. Sisson, W. Rees, Assistant 
ucy, J. Howe, P. Williams. 


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Dry sailors smoothing out the htnks '" Hubbard Hall. 


Don Donohugh cuts capers in a welcome shower. 





With collegiate competition slowly regaining strength, 
Navy's crewmen faced one of the toughest schedules in 
many a year this spring and successfully defended the sailor's 
domination of the waterways. Coach Buck Walsh and his 
megaphone again produced a fine team centered about stroke 
and Capt. Eric Hooper. Big Sam Under, John Geary, Jim 
Burke, Herb Maw, Bill Nivison, Bob Roche, and Jim Dick- 
son followed Hooper's strokes and gave Navy one of its 
finest crew seasons in Academy history. On numerous oc- 
casions throughout the season loyal Navy rooters have 
longed for the old days of the Poughkeepsie Regatta, for 
with the fine team of this year a Blue and Gold victory 
would seem assured. 

Strong crews from such schools as MIT, Columbia, and 
Cornell gave our Hubbard Hall strokers stiff compeition 
and made the victories hard-earned ones. Little Dusty 
Rhoads, the coxswain, kept the pace hard and drove the 
Navy shell home victorious. In addition, long afternoon's 
| of practice, delayed neither by rain or choppy waters pro- 
duced for Buck Walsh a crew which bowed to none and 
which won the admiration of midshipmen and visiting 
spectators alike. 

Capt. Eric Hooper. 

Early season cold weather forced the 
creiutnen into Hubbard' s tank- 

Comdr. "Buck?* Walsh takes 

his familiar spot behind the 


JW *,»: G. P. March, W. C Smith, ^. ^^^IBrfrSi.t 
Heasley, W. W. Rhoads Second ^R t^ilic " T/nVd'ro^ W. W. Gay, R. D. 
hugh, T. B. Brenner, R, F. Roche, . R. Collier 1 h, ra m». r M 

McNeil, R. D. Bergman, V. H. Jenmngs L^jS "^J/p. T. Corrigan, 
C. R. Rockwood, D. M Wells, W v N ^ v 'c?"„/ Al R.chtcr.J.H.Wackins. 
) B .B.fahey,HW.MawL.E.HcssF.K,S .rorje, A. J. R. . ^ L . Chclgrcn, 

Fifth row: L. R. Iriomas, i . n. vj G H p„ mct c. H. 

H.E.AUen.R.L.MjlholUd.&N.Wdls ■&*»££ j.H.Smeds. Seve*k 
Ogilvie, R. H Gormlcy, R. A VotanJ . Foulds / D . Chadwick 

™»: F. C. Fogcr y K. K. Larson, u. u. M r: T . J. Ticrnan 

Coach: Commander Walsh 

Donohugh Brenner, Adams, Welkins, J^nings, 

T^Zood McNeil, and Hess make up anal first 

class shell during early spring workouts. 

But with the coming of spring, 

stroke and Captain Hooper led 

his shell in workouts on the 


Walt Krstich works out in off-season practice wi, 

th a mirror to aid. 



Gift. Jim Doyle 

Losing the upper half of last year's fine squad proved to 
be no nemesis for Navy's racket hopes this season, for around 
Capt. Jim Doyle, Bud Tilles, Skinney Ennis, and Jim Pate, 
was built another standout team. Improving their play 
with several weeks of work last summer the team met this 
spring with high hopes and carried their matches in great 
style. With the addition of several newcomers, the team 
shaped up well and met during the season such squads as 
Virginia, Duke, North Carolina, Penn, and North Carolina 
Pre- flight. Settlement of the unplayed and rained out Army 
meet of the 1945 season was, naturally, the main objective 
of the squad and Coach Hendrix ably assisted by Chief 
Specialist Chapin, former doubles partner of Bill Tilden, 
produced a squad which did credit to the Academy against 
traditional rival, Army. 

"Daddy" Pate lets go a forehand. 

Manager Lee Carpenter and Captain Doyle — the 
guiding hands. 

Front row: Carpenter, Manager, McCormick, Doyle, 
Captain, Sadler. Middle row: Frazce. Tift, Packer, Ycager. 
Alien, Vogt, McNccly. Hear row: Wells. Gokey, Fishman 
Tucker, Pate, Walker, Fisher, Barnes, Williams, Assistant 

Manager Evan Mathis and Comdr. Dutton, Offi- 
cer Representative, check over the list of some 70 men 
who turned out for lacrosse. 

lim Carrington flashed on the lacrosse field as he 
had m varsity football and swimming. 

Three old-timers and a newcomer— PUbt Man, 


r • S : &o\f J H M iJw D. F. Houck A. L Mattel, 
DC WKIL] S.JJons.T.J.HaJnc.Jr. JW»J 
r'p'Ster P D. Shuller. F. H. BauKhmaij. R. A. 
R E EndeWk, F. M. Adarns rW* ro,„, W. C.Sutc 
L. F. NichaUon, H. K Ga >y. Jj^u • > DeAndradc, 
R - E 'cmg'm. R. G. Toh.n, C. K. Broussard. 





( 'apt Swede Hansen 

Producing winning lacrosse teams has become a favorite 
and consistent pastime for Coach "Dinty" Moore and 
followers of Navy's "ham and eggers" claim this year's 
squad numbers among the best. Leaping to an early Stan 
with several practice tilts last summer the club met early 
this spring determined to maintain last year's line record 
and avenge the hard-fought 7 7 tie with Army of 1945. 

Bigjim Carrington and mid-fielder Jack Carroll continued 
their respective football and basketball skills and led the 
stickmen during the past season. Supporting these two were 
popular Capt. Ed Hansen, Dave Hunt, Adgie Back, Buck 
Kirk, and Stu McLean. 

The Johns Hopkins Club of Baltimore again gave the 
Blue and Gold the toughest competition and forced Captain 
Hansen and company to strain for every goal scored. 

Front row: L. M. Hartman, W. E. 
Conway, T. F. Wcllings, M. G. Cocrpcr, 
D. B. Hansen, R. H. Smith, G. W. 
Phelps, R. O. Bonncll, J. R. Lucas. 
Second row: Commander Consolvo, D. 
G. Rogers, G. W. Ford, C. R. Jeffs, 
R. A. Scarson, J- L. Reynolds, R. C. 
Eaton, H. R. Stnngfellow. J. P. Rogers, 
H. C. Hamilton. Third row: E. K. 
Hartzcll, E. S. Briggs, ]. J. Barrow, 
W M. Russell, C. L. von Schradcr, 
W. H. Baglcy, R. M. Ryder, J. E. 
Spaulding, H. H. Falevsky. 

Capt. Bob Smith winds up his drive in good links form. 

Golf the nation over has gained interest and popularity 
in rapid strides during the past two years and activity on 
the Academy links has followed right along. This year's 
team faced their season early this spring with the same 
determination that has always typified our linksmen. That 
determination— to never lose to Army, a record which re- 
mained unblemished last year even though the Kaydets 
fought to a 4H-4H tie. 

Under the watchful eye of Coach Bob Williams several 
new players blossomed into prominence after most of last 
year's varsity strength was removed by graduation. Capt. 

Bob Smith led the divot diggers and was ably supported 

by Wellings and Hansen. 
The schedule boasted several fine teams including MIT 

and West Virginia. College teams, however, were not 

as frequent as in pre-war days and competition was also 

furnished by service clubs in Maryland. 

Commander Consolvo, Officer Representative, and 
Manager Chuck Jeffs pull one out of the h'~ 


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Front row: Lt. Comdr. J. D. 
Riggin, Coach, J. D. Andrews, 
]. P. Duckcct, M. Booth, Captain, 
W. M. Johnson, J. R. Fisher, 
Mr. O. L. I. Brown, Coach. 
Second row: L. Welsh, C. R. 
Miko, R. H. Christian, F. C. 
Knock, D. B. McDowell, Z. D. 
Alford. Third row: S. R. Kraus, 
J. E. Baltar. C. G. Davis, H. P. 
Jefferson, H. Conovcr, D. W. 
Smith, C. T. Brown, W. G. Davis. 




True to tradition Navy should lead the way in collegiate 

sailing and Navy did just that. Capt. Merson Booth and his 

merry sailors dominated Eastern dinghy racing from the 

choppy Severn to the shores of New London. 

Youngster Joe Jefferson and Luke Welsh were among the 
top performers in those treacherous craft and led the Navy 
squad to a highly successful 1946 season. Although there 
were no Cadets to ptesent traditional rivalry in this sport, 
the Blue and Gold sailors found plenty of competition from 
the teams tepresenting MIT, Penn, Coast Guard Academy, 
and Stevens Institute. 

Lt. Commander HSggin, coach, demonstrates a typical race 
problem to Capt. Marc Booth and Manager Jim Andrews. 

The Severn — scene of Navy's Dinghy victories. 




Our last months together before joining the 

Fleet . . . before using oar preference numbers and 

leading our orders . . . buying uniforms . . . selling 

books . . . thinking of our start as a 

part of the Fleet. 

The course for the ship is set .. . to the Atlantic, 

the Pacific; through the Canal and around the 

Cape . . . northward and easterly . . . south and 

west . . . into the line as a part of the Fleet. 

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"What's the 
uniform, mclte?" 

Signs of Spn 

ley winds and snow on Scribbling Walk with a few last 
reluctant flurries gave way to warm sunshine. Once again 
we doned our white caps, our spirits seemed to lift, and 
began to walk with an air of importance. Separating us 
from that coveted stripe were only five rivers and we were 
all confident that these could be conquered. Yes, graduation 
was finally in sight and it was no easy task to keep our mjnd 
on Damage Control or C1C drills. Ordnance continued to 
haunt us, but happy hours before navigation eased the 

Two- hour Mav P-imrks 

were inevitable Saturday 


Cheap at half the price 

"You can have 
your battleships! 
Now take a sub. 

Thirty-five 0} us 
became leathernecks 

No Time for Academics 

Such distractions as preference slips, spring fever, and 
graduation outfits made the road a little harder, but some- 
how we managed to keep grinding away. As the days to 
June Week and that one important day became fewer, we 
crowded in the many things that had to be finished while 
still at the Academy. Orders, forms, and insurance policies 
had to be signed and sealed. Packing cruise boxes, selling 
our books, and preparing for graduation ceremonies com- 
bined to make the days pass swiftly. Those of us who were 
planning to marry had more to think about, but all was 
executed in a cheerful manner, for well realized was the 
closeness of our goal. 

With the proximity of graduation a major contribution, 
first class spring seemed to hold some of the happiest days 
of our stay at Navy. 

"Thirty dollars may he expected 
from the sale of textbook L s. ,> 

— Midshipmen Budget Pamphlet 

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. It took us eighteen months 

What did it take to make this Lucky Bag? To be truth- 
ful, that was a fathomless question that could not be an- 
swered in the time any listener would give or the editor 
would spare. And so it was that no one, other than the men 
who quietly worked, knew what it took to produce the 
Lucky Bag. 

Back in December 1944 the election of editor and busi- 
ness manager formally established the existence of the class 
book. Through the spring of 1945, the nucleus staff met 
in 3037 or in Editor Cassidy's 6127 to spin its ideas into a 
plan that would carry the dignity and cheerfulness of the 
class into the Lucky Bag. Time after time revisions were 
done only to be done once again. It was more than an 
after-hours activity; it became a job for us as important, 
as interesting as any we will ever do. 

Capt H. M. Heming 
Officer Ufprestntativc 

Pete Lippman 
Managing Editor 

Editor Earlt Cassidy fed 

tht Lucky Bad through all 

the storms. 


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Fro,.! ro.</. J. A. Denton, B. H. Gricr, C. L. von Schrader, W. R. Porter, E. M. Cassidy, E. R. 
Lippman, R. E. Schwartz, J. R. Wilson, D. B. Wengcr. Second row: R. S. Hollycr. L. Bilder, 
C. H. Brown, L. H. Russell, T. B. Brittain, Jr., R. W. Bates, R. D. Huntington, C. W. French, 
W. D. Blcvins.J. D. Weed, Jr., J. S. Brunson. Third row: R. 1. Gotnik, R. R. Reiss, R. M. Ghronv 
ley, W. C. Brewer, J. A. Dickson, E. W. Meyers, D. A. Gairing, T. N. Johnsen, Q. W. Waggen- 
field, T. P. McGinnis. 

Office Hours Never Ended 

A collection of waste paper clippings, cardboard sheets, 
and brown wrapping paper always littered the floor. Old 
Lucky Bags, college annuals, order blanks, and dummies 
lay strewn over the table tops. It was a wonder to the staff 
and a mystery to visitors that we could ever work in that 
Lucky Bag office. There was no time to sweep out every 
day, and dangerous to clean up without inspecting the scraps. 
The attempt was orderliness; but short working hours and 
impatient editors made neatness secondary. Nevertheless, 
housecleanings were frequent enough to maintain the filing 
system up to date and to find the frequently "misplaced 

Don Wenger 

Jerry Denton 

Plebe and Youngster Year 

Major Bowes 
First Class Year 

Loren Russell, Sports Section 

Chan von Schrader 

Advertising Manage, 

Our Worries: Bills and Deadline 

Along with every midshipman the Lucky Bag counted 
its pennies closely at the end of the month. While Porter 
silently dreamed of some new financial bonanza, his cir- 
culation threesome directed sales through a battalion and 
company organization that worked smoothly. With ad- 
vertising as unsteady as the rest of the post-war world 
there were several moments of anxiety around the business 
shack in the third wing. 

Always the voice of economy Manager Porter visited 
the Lucky Bag office with the regularity of an auditor. 
When deadlines pressed near, it was a compromise between 
Casey's "Yes" and Bob's "No" to see when the copy would 
be off to the engraver. 

"No, No, you cannoc 

spend another cent!!!" 

Porter to Cassidy 

Reiss, Dickson, Waggenfield, Lippman, Hollyer, Btunson, Bates- 
portrait of an afternoon in the Lucky Bac Office 

The Qeneral Staff at work.: Capt. Heming, Porter, Harry Lavelle, 
Chief Cassidy, and Pete Gurwit 

Hollycr helps 
Charlie Moulder 
set up a picture. 

The Photo Stag 
French, Enrighc, Johnsen, Meyers, 
Blevins, Huntingcon 

Hard Work Made Good Pictures 

With talent we had the seasoning of artist's temper to 
give the photo staff the added zip needed for a top-notch 
Lucky Bag. To handle the temper and calm the editor's 
qualms about the darkroom's ability Hollyer stepped into 
the newly created photo manager pose. Under this arrange- 
ment the photo staff produced its pictures on schedule, a 
fact which amazed them as much as it did the editor. 

To take the 800— plus biography portraits and 1500 
other pictures— a professional photo studio assisted the photo 
staff. It was still an uphill job for the camera boys. Study 
hours until taps and Saturdays until the end of hop liberty 
were often darkroom hours. 

Enright and Blevins al- 
most moved into the dark: 


It was a lot like the famous ore boat races of Lake Superior, this race to put the yachts, yawls, and 

knockabouts back out in the bay each spring. Usually we jumped the gun and 

did our first sailing in the coldest of the March winds. It meant frozen fingers to handle the 

sheets and icy wet clothes to wear home, but it was wonderful to be on the water again. 


Painted sails on a painted sea 

Daiiy puts her hard over 

over . . . everyone works 

but the captain. 

From March to Octolcr Sailing Was Our Sport 

The slap of waves on the hull, the cool spray on our 
faces, and whistle of the wind against the sails lured us to 
the blue waters of the Chesapeake. The admiration of our 
drags on week-end trips was just reward for the many hours 
of work and study, necessary before wc could command our 
own yawl. 

It was not all pleasure and no work. We spent countless 
hours filling out forms, having them signed, and distributing 
them to the many people who needed to know where we 
were. But the red tape was worth it, and everyday of the 
week the bay skyline was filled with the white sails of the 
Severn fleet. 


The Freedom, give her a wind 

and she will outjoot them all. 

Marge, Jack, Bill, Betty, 

Tuckie and Hugh escape 

from the sun to the Unix's 


Yacht Club Commodore Qene 

Shaiv with Officer Representative 

Comdr. McClaren. 

BOAT CLUB Front row: W. W. Gny, B. Sanchez, E. A. Shaw, K. Cole, C. Otto. Second row: R. M 
Adams J. W. Bow™, J. B. Braycon, J. B. Harsha, P. F. Fitzgerald, W. S. Peterson, W. R. Lippert, D. A 
McCoskrie L B. Sisson, W. Wegncr. Third row: F. Thurcell, D. D. Farshing, F. V. Martin, J. Ortutay, Jr. 
J. D. Reilly, B. E. R. 

Having at its disposal the world famous Freedom, the 
record smashing Highland Light, and the sleek lined 
Vamarie, the Boat Club functioned vigorously throughout 
the year. Organizing races, plotting courses, and arranging 
for supplies were the tasks handled by the club. 

Beginning in early spring, the racing fleet entered compe- 
tition with numerous Chesapeake Bay clubs. The Naval 
Academy Yacht Squadron faired well in every race, giving 
civilian contenders their greatest challenge ... and right- 
fully so. The class "A" yachts, Highland Light and 
Vamarie, took, between them, nearly every first place to be 
won in their division. 

Vice-Commodore Cole and 
R.edr Commodore Sanchez 

Vain leads the Light. 

Chow call during a regatta 

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The messhall echoed the cheerful strains of "No 

More Rivers" that Tuesday evening exams were over, and June 

Week— OUR June Week, was here. In a way it 

was old stuff to us but the feeling we experienced every time we 

passed through Dahlgren and saw that platform was definitely 

new and very good. "Do a good job men, this time you are building it for us." The 

second class kept a constant watch on operations circa Memorial Hall as the 

night of their Ring Dance drew near. It promised to be a 4.0 affair. And our plebes took a 

new lease on life as their drags started to arrive. Yes, things were looking up, 

June Week with all its expected joys was here at last. 

Everywhere we went there were bigger crowds. 

It ivas our turn to show the folks what we knew about YPS. 

The N-dance was the first June Week, hop 


f. ■ 

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At Wo More Rjvers Flanagan, Cobean, and Barnard portray the Big Three. Dickson was a perfect stand-in for our most famous D.0.,the Inspector 

Most families arrived on Friday, when the June Week 
ceremonies started officially. At evening meal formation 
the letter-men were presented their letters and the many 
men who had given their time to extra-curricular activities 
received a certificate of thanks from the Brigade. The 
evening began with the NO MORE RIVERS ceremony. 
We were through with the academic depattments and at 
last we could joke about the officers who were our favorites 
or who had particular attributes well known to the Brigade. 
Over in Hubbard Hall the shells were moved to make room 
for the traditional N dance. 

Saturday morning we witnessed drill events in sailing, 
gunnery, engineering, physical training, seamanship, and 
navigation. Viewing these gave our folks a chance to see 
a little of the life of a midshipman and his activities. 

These events were even enjoyable for the first class, for 
now we were watching and not participating. 

Saturday afternoon we watched Navy teams on the 
athletic field or went for a sail on the Bay and the evening 
found us dancing to the music of the Navy Band as we 
attended the First Class hop. 

Sunday morning was cold and wet. We matched in che 
rain to Baccalaureate Services, and realized that it was 
the last Chapel service to which we would wear white 
gloves. It was almost the last time we would wear these 
voluminous raincapes. Through the sermon our minds wan- 
dered back through those three years just ending or ahead 
to those years just beginning, The week was swiftly 
drawing to a close and our life as a midshipman was also 


Midshipman Ope. S. Turner 
Second row: Mdw. Comdr. 
R. E. Moon, C. A. Riser, R. J 
Bcaubien. Third row: J. B. 
Scocksdale, R S Lcddick, J. A. 
Browcr, P. G. Miller. 

Spring brought forth stripers who were the best possible. 

Known as the "grease set," these men had proved 

themselves through two-and-a-half years at the Academy. 

They were the ones who were to lead the Brigade 

during the June Week festivities. We had respect for the 

Spring Stripers because these men had been picked 

for their character, leadership, honor, and 

attention to duty. 

Brio «w Capi un 
Stan Turnbb 

\\ man 

Midshipman Comdi I P Flanagan, |r 
W I Krstich, W C Patton Third ran I > ' 
11 I Hathway, P I Working, H l"> Grantham 


Midshipman Comdr. \V. W. Barron 

Second row: O. Green. Jr , H. L. Edwards. Third row: E. L 

Deramee, Jr.. C. K. Allendorf, R N. Barker, E. M. Henry. 



E. W. O Callaghan 
J N. Jameson 
D. K. Skinner 
R. H. Pylkas 
W. C. Thayer 

O. S. Haiku 
R E. Barnard 
R E. Cummings, Jr, 

F. G Bouwnian 
D. C. Brumbaugh 

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f H R Dudcn, Jr. 
^^ 1 W Blair 
_^ F. B. Smith 

Wm Russell 
T. C. Williams 


During underclass years we had been observed and marked 
by the upperclasses. During first class year we were 
watched by the officers and accurately graded by them. 
We were not graded on a standard basis, but were 
graded in comparison with our classmates. Those who were 
natural leaders stood out and those who chose to 
let others do the work and follow the crowd had been given 

W. E. Ridgeway 
J. D. Calloway, Jr. 
L. C. McGuire 
J. G. McKie 
", C. Burkart 

D. B. Whilmire 
C. J Oscertag 

T. B. Brirtain. Jr. 
C. E. Donaldson 
J. D. Andrews 

J. R. Collier 

A J Peacock, Jr. 
J B Copenhavcr. Jr 
F A. Deaton 
F A Thurtcll 

Company Commanders — J. T. Geary 
5 ch, H. W. Maw 6th, J. H. Stone, 

Jr. Sth, R. W. Wise 7r.l1. 

Company Commanders — E. H. Hem- 
mer loch, J. M. Hill, Jr. gth, L. F. 
Ozimek nth, L. V. Ritter, Ji. 12th. 

Company Commanders — R. F. Roche 
4th, H. E. Whyre 2nd, J. S. Urban 

1st, J. G. Albright 3rd. 

From March through May these officers 

produced a smooth'worhing hrigade 

that looked snappy and smart. 


Company Commanders — R. B. Had- 
den 13th, R. E. Schwartz 15th, B. 
Martin 16th, E. M. Cassidy 14th. 

Company Commanders — I. W. Linder 
■ Sth, C. D. Alberts 17th, C. W. 
Otto 20th, W. R. St. George 19th. 

Company Commanders — R. R. Hor- 
ner, Jr. 21st, J. B. Wilson 24th, L. J. 
Curtin 22nd, C. I. Buxton, II 23rd. 

There Were ~New Ideas . . . 

"From Midshipman to Ensign in one day — that is too 
much of a jump for any man," said Slim, "We want to 
make the change a gradual one over the whole period of 
first class year. We will give you new responsibilities, new 
privileges, and even knock off the 'cops and robbers' and 
extra duty." Admiral Ingersoll gave us every break in the 
world, stuck his neck out time and again to help with our 
ideas, and in his final talk before graduation said that he 
was very pleased with us and the way we had handled 
things. Those were the words we wanted to hear because 
there is not a man in Forty-seven who does not think 
that Slim is about the finest officer in the Service, and we 
wanted him to like us too. 

Bill Barron presented Slim with 

the LUCKY BAQ that we all 


. . . and New Faces in the Executive Department 

As we watched the various members of the Executive 
Department come and go we learned that a tour of duty 
ashore must always have its end. The officers that we had 
played "hide and seek" with plebe and youngster years 
bade us farewell and went to take their places in the Fleet. 
In return we got a new supply of sword carriers, properly 
indoctrinated with the Commandant's plan of treating us 
like junior officers, and all we had to do was bring them 
up right. We noticed one big difference in the new group. 
The majority of them were younger men, not too many 
years nor too many stripes senior to ourselves. They 
seemed to understand us, and fell right in, helping out with 
the new plan. 

Lc. Comdr. K. B. Hysong, Comdr. F. Hale. 

Wrighc, Lt. H. W. Stevenson. 

Lt. J. N. Cummings, Lt. R. M. Pond. 

H. W. Baker. 


Jack. Carroll, captain of 

Navy's basketball ivizards receives 

TV awards for his squad from Admiral Fitch. 

Anderson, J. L. 
Anderson, R. T. 
Andrews, J. D. 

Bagley, W. H. 
Barker, R. N. 
Barron, W. W. 
Batt, C. G., Jr. 
Becken, B. A. 
Becker, M. J. 
Bergman, R. D. 
Bivin, H. R. 
Blaha, H. J. 
Booth, M. 
Bouwman, F. G, 
Bowdey, F. D. 
Brandt, R. 
Brown, B. B., Jr. 
Brummer, J. W. 

Calisto, A. M. 
Carnahan, R. H. 
Carroll, J. L. 


Corse, J. D. 


Johnson, R. C. 

Curry, H. L. 

Johnson, W. B. 

Day, W. O. 
Dent, G. M. 
Deramee, E. L., Jr. 

Johnson, W. M. 
Jones, J. B., Jr. 
Joy, C, T., Jr. 

Dickson, J. G., Jr. 

Kash, W. B. 

Doyle, J. H., Jr. 

Keller, H. S. 

Duckett, J. P. 

Kern, G. A., Jr. 

Duden, H. R., Jr. 

Kirk, G. G. E. 

Kiser, C. A. 

Feeney, V, J. 

Krstich, W. J. 

Fisher, J. R. 
Forsthofp, W. E. 
Fortson, T. E. 
Frankel, A. J. 

LaHaye, J. D. 
Lenihan, J. E. 
Linder, I. W. 

Gallup, A. C. 
Gibson, J. M. 
Gleckler, J. D. 
Gower, R. F. 

Marousek, L. A. 
Marshall, J. F. 
Marvin, S. D. 
Maw, H. W. 

Greene, O., Jr. 
Grimes, W. E. 
Grimsley, R. J. 
Groover, R. O. 
Grove, G. S. 

Mayer, D. R. 
McCellan, H. M 
McKie, J. G. 
Meginniss, W. M 
Meisel, E. R. 
Menk, D. E. 

Haggerty, D. W. 

Moak, S. T. 

Hallett, O. S. 

Moss, J. L. 

Hancock, D. L. 
Hanson, E. G. 

Nivison, W., Jr. 

Hartman, L. M. 

Oller, W. M. 

Hedrick, G. F., Jr. 

Otto, C W. 

Hemmer, E. H. 
Henry, E. M. 
Hollis, D. L., Jr. 

Pate, W. T. 
Patton, W. C. 

Hooper, E, M. 
Howe, R. E. 

Pavelle, J. J., Jr. 
Pettit, J. W., Jr. 
Pillar, S. 

Jepfs, C. R. 

Jenkins, R. T. 

Quinn, J. S. 

Reilly, J. D., Jr. 
Reinschmidt, W. S. 
Reynolds, J. L. 
Rhoads, W. W. 
Roche, R. F. 
Rose, E. R. 

Sadler, R. E. 
Schempp, L. F., Jr. 
Seijas, J. C. 
Small, W. F. 
Smith, C. B. 
Smith, C. W. 
Smith, F. J. 
Smith, R. H., Jr. 
Sorensen, F. G., Jr, 
Stacey, E. R. 
Strickler, R. W. 
Sweetman, W. T. 

Taylor, L. B., Jr. 
Thayer, W. C. 
Thomson, N. W. 
Tiernan, T. J. 
Tiffany, C. 
Tilles, H. I. 
Turner, S. 

VanSickle, J. R. 
Volk, K. H. 

Wallace, D. C. 
Wellings, T. F., Jr 
Wells, D. M. 
Welsh, L. 
Wenke, R. F. 
Whitmire, D. B. 
Wiggins, B. D. 
Woods, K. 
Whyte, H. E. 

WINNERS -Class of 1941 


It was low for ball two, Navy nine trounced Army 11-5 this spring. 

Kash lei Navy trackmen to another victory over Army and our 
third IC-4-A title. 



rBNNIS iOmtitnua 

3 April 

Navy.. 4 

15 May 

6 April 

Navy.. 1 
Navy.. 12 

IS May 

. 1 

10 April 

U MiV 

. 5 

13 April 

Navy.. 1 

North Carolina • 

It May 

8 Peiimvkinia . . 

. 1 

n April 

Navy.. 22 

31 May 

20 April 

Navy.. 1 

Nen York 

1 June 


24 April 
27 April 

Navy., 6 
Navy.. 6 


8 May 

Navy.. 9 


27 April 


11 May 

Navy.. 9 

11 May 

\ii.u,,.,liv, Elcgltta Foi Euttl 

IS May 

Navy.. 3 

Rowing Collcgti, 

18 May 

Navy . . 6 

Lnd WiMiniMii,, . 
Columbia. . . 



22 May 

Navy.. 14 



25 May 

Navy.. 11 




29 May 

Navy.. 3 


Navy . . 13 

18 May 



Princeton. . 


20 April 

41 S 

27 April 

Penn Relay* at University o 



4 May 

Navy.. 102 

'* North 

6 April 

Navy.. 9 MIT 



1 1 April 

Navy.. 9 Wcfl Vugiaia. 

11 May 



20 April 

Navy. .12 Lafayette. . 



18 May 

Hcptagonal Games At Princeton 

27 April 

Maryland State hurcolltgiltU 


Navy.. 678 Maryland.. 


25 May 

lc4A Championship and Army 

Wo tern 


Navy.. 16 s 


Navy Won le4A 






4 May 

Navy. . 4 Princeton. . 

. 5 

13 April 

Navy.. 13 


11 May 

Navy.. S Dartmouth 

. 4 

20 April 

Navy.. 9 

Julius Ilopkini. 


18 May 

Eaitcrn Intercollegiate}. 
Navy. .1016 Cornell... . 


27 April 

Navy.. 14 

.. 4 

Princeton. . 


29 April 

Navy.. 7 

Virginia. . . 


1 May 

Navy.. 20 

.. 4 



4 May 
11 May 

Navy.. 24 
Navy. . 9 


Lafayette. . 


Mount Washington 

25 May 

15 May 

Navy. .11 

.. 4 

18 May 

Navy.. 25 


25 May 

Navy.. 12 


6 April 

Navy.. 28 MIT 

. 10 


e Champions 

13 April 

Navy.. 144.5 Yale 

. 21 


27 April 

Navy.. 150 U.S. Coast Guard 
Academy. . 176 

13 April 

Navy. . 9 

U. S. Merchant 

28 April 

Navy..»S U.S. Coait Guard 







17 April 

Navy.. 9 

Johns liiipkint . 




20 April 

Navy.. 4 

North Carolina 

.. 5 

Princeton. . 

. 77 

24 April 

Navy.. 8 



. 72 
. 67 

27 April 

Navy.. 1 

William and 





29 April 

Navy., 7 

5 May 

Navy.. 90 Cornell.... 


4 May 


Cornell .Rained Out 


. 75 

8 May 

Navy.. 9 


Princeton. . 

. 62 

9 May 

Navy.. 1 

11 May 

Navy.. 4 

Pennsylvania. 53 

It was Wisconsin over Navy by a nose in the nine shell regatta . 


]** i 

Mondays Parade Saluted Men 

Receiving Achievement 


First in Class J- R- Collier 

Most proficient in Ordnance W. R. Porter 

.Most proficient in Marine Engineering W. R. Porter 

Most proficient in Electrical Engineering W. R. Porter 

Most Proficient in Navigation I. W. Under 

Letters of commendation from the Superintendent for leadership 
within the Brigade 

S. Turner 

R. E, Moon, Jr. 

W. W. Barron 

J. P. Flanagan, Jr. 

C. A. Riser 
O. Green, Jr. 
W. J. Krstich 
E. W. O'Caixaghan 
O. S. Hallet 
H. R. Duden 

D. B. Whitmire 
J. R. Collier 
W. G. Rigeway 
J. B. Wilson 

7. !{.. Collier, u well done from the . \dmiral. C. W. Otto 

Award winners, front and center. 





^4— The Color Company 
Finest in the Brigade 

If you want the colors, you have to work for them. 
The companies, put together because of language selection, 
start the year even and from the word "go" it is just a 
matter of hard work and lots of it. This year it was the 
twenty-fourth company that sweated longest and latest to 
come out on top, a scant twelve points ahead of the twen- 
tieth. The race was a tough one all the way with four or 
five companies right at the top and wanting to stay there. 
The competition covers all phases of activity at the Academy 
and therefore necessitates endeavour in all directions. Bat- 
talion and company sports, the big sources of points, kept 
Misery Hall and the hospital well supplied with material. 
Quite different from the sports competition was the second 
largest source of points, CIC. This test of skill and patience 
meant nine hundred points to those who could put their 
torpedoes into the target and get their planes out to shoot 
down the "bogeys" before they could cause any trouble. 
The twenty-fourth company made the most of this big 
point-getting opportunity and took the competition, up- 
holding the old and apparently very real, tradition that the 
color company will be the one that wins CIC. In any dis- 
cussion of company competition blinker must be mentioned, 
where so many do so much for so little. All in all, it was 
a tough fight, something nice to look back on, and some- 
thing for J. B. Wilson and his twenty-fourth company to 
remember and be proud of, "Color Company," the finest 
in the Brigade. 

The Last Shall Be First — Pride of Brigade Passes hi K' 

J f 


W^|fWn[*it*rtM* Ji^T^V**^*^ v 

> >% 

Admiral Nimitz welcomes 
us to the Fleet. 


Forty-Nine's First, Forty- Seven s Last, The Farewell Ball Was 4.0. 

2V*/« *■* 


t n 

", Sir." That big diploma . 

U I do" Admiral Halscy administered the oath. 


Our hopes rose with the sun that beautiful morning of 
the Fifth of June. At reveille we indulged in the luxury of 
ignoring the bell, breakfast "formation" was a circus, 
0900 we were at the Batt House drawing Commissions, 
and at Graduation formation at 1015 we were almost at 
the peak. 

It was quite a thrill to march into Dahlgren Hall, to 
see that big crowd of people there — "Did Mom and Dad 
get here in time to get good seats?" "Boy, it's hot." The 
Admirals entered, then the Invocation, Admiral Nimitz's 
address, and before we knew it those diplomas were ours. 
The happiest moment of our lives came shortly after- 
wards. Into the air went our Midshipmen caps, and with 
them all the cares and worries of our Midshipmen days. 
But as we left Dahlgren Hall our thoughts were not entirely 
of the future, for a few were of the Academy — Our Academy 
now, that we were leaving forever. It was not until then 
could we realize the true and beautiful meaning of our 
Alma Mater. . . . 

For years together fry the Bay 

Where Severn joins the tide 

Then by the Service called away 

We're scattered far and wide 

But still when two or three shall meet 

And old tales be retold 

From low to highest in the Fleet 

We'll pledge the Blue and Qold 

Ensign, U.S. Navy, at last. 


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Many famous before us, many more to 

follow us . . . we took the place of one class; 

another now takes ours . . . the succession 

of classes is unbroken . . . different faces, 

different years; the same school, 

the same Service. 

The ship joins with the service- 
tested, the famous before . . . Battle 
line and flank forces . . . fast task force 
and auxiliary train . . . the newest 
ship is but the newest addition from the 
many to follow into service. 

> '" 



Second Class 

Alford. Z. D. 
Arnold, C. E. 
Bacon, F. W., Jr. 
Behrends, R. E. 
Bell, J. H. 
Berggrcn, J. J. A. 
Bjorgc, J. R. 
Blair, R. G. 
Blomcyer, L. S. 
Bowdrc, P. H., Jr. 

Bremer, W. C. 
Carlson, D. E. 
Clasgens, J. H., 11 
Crispin, R. E. 
Crowley, R. W. 
Cuff, F. A. 
Curl, J. H. 
Dickieson, R. W. 
Donovan, \V. J. 
Early, P. J. 
Edwards, M. M., Jr. 
Erringcon, R. E. 
Freeman, P. H. 
George, N. W. 
Gildard, J. H., Ill 
Giles, D. T., Jr. 
Gormley, R. H. 
Harkins, W. D. 
Harris, R. B. 
Haskell, A. J. 
Hornbrook, J. M. 
Huffr, J. C. 
Hunt, D. H. 
Hutchison, M. S. 
Jesse, H. W. 
Jochum, J. B. 
Keener, B., Ill 
Kraus, W. L. 
Kyros, P. N. 
Lansdcn, H. B. 
Lawson, K. W. 
Lewis, C. 
Lowsley, O. S. , Jr. 
Macquarrie, M. I. 
McDowell, D. B. 
Monaghan, W. E. 
Mulligan, E. W., Ill 
Munly, R. E. 
Ncalon, T. F. 
Nunnally, R. S. 

Opitz. A. G. 
Partridge, H., Jr. 
Pcsavento, J. R. 
Pickell, E. B. 
Rab, B. ]. 
Rabinowirz, J. W. 
Rawlins, R. D. 
Reavis, W. A. 
Rickcr, R. G. 

Riddcll, B. G. 
Rockcasclc, C. H. 
Rockman, A. 
Roscnblum, S. N. 
Ross, E. P. 
Seaward, L. L. 
Shannon, J. C. 
Shea, W. L. 
Shorr, W. E. 
Shutler, P. D. 
Sizer, J. B., Ill 
Smith, H. A. 
Spangcnbcrg, W., Jr. 
Spirson, S. 
Spry, W. L. 
Stone, T. E. 
Stufficbeam, J. M. 
Summitt, C. D. 

Tcrrass, M. S. 
Vichmann, F. J. 
Waddcll, J. C. 
Welch, E. F.,Jr. 
Wick, C. R. 
Wilson, H. H. 
Wilson, R. E. 
Yates, A. J. 
Zankman, H. I. 



Class of 1948-A 

Allrcd, J. C. 
Baker, B. L. 
Black, R. L. 
Bloom, C. H. 
Blough, A. K., Jr. 
Boushce, F. L. 
Bowers, J. C. 
Btamwell, R. K. 
Buhrcr, D. P. 
Butler, C. W. 

Chapman, J. A., II 
Clark, W. E. 
Collins, P. I Jr. 
Connolly, D. 
Cummings, E. M., lr. 
Curl, R. S. 
Darragh, R. D., Jr. 
Dewey, E. A. 
Duquette, J. R. 
Durning, R. B. 
Ely, R. D. 
Ennis, R. F, 
Fallon, J. W., Jr. 
Ferris, J. B., Jr. 
Gewin, J. 
Gibson, J. I. 
Goldman, P. J. 
Gonia, C. 
Gregory, R. M., Jr. 
Harvey, D. P. 

Hawverrnalc, J. R. 
Hemmcs, R. A. 
Holland, J. P. 
Jacobs, S. A. 
Jagoc, W. H. 
Jortbcrg, R. F. 
Kcllcy, J. P. 
Kelly, E. F. 
Kuhn, F. X. 
Lally, F. E., Jr. 
Latimer, H. B. 
Lewis, W. S. 
Lochner, R. D. 
Loftsgaardcn, B. J. 
Loucks, J. V. 
Matthew, W. M. 
McCabe, W. J. 
McClain, W. J. 
McCord, W. S. 
McDermut, W. E. 

McDonald, C. A. K. 
McLean, S. H. 
Miko, C. R. 
Moore, S. D. 
Moran, R. E. 
Morris, M. K. 
Murphy, T. F., Jr. 
Ogilvic, C. H. 
O'Lcary, L. A. 

Ortland, W. H. 
Osborn, N., Ill 
Phelps, G. W., Jr. 
Pitt, W. R., Ill 
Rauch, C. F., Jr. 
Reams, B. E. 
Rees, J. H. 
Sanders, H. A. 
Sansom, B. T. 
Schneeman, C. J., Jr. 
Shake, D. M. 
Shugart, K, L., Jr. 
Smith, C. P. 
Smith, R. G.Jr. 
Smith, R. P. 
Snyder, F. M. 
Strausz, D. A. 
Sturtevant, H. 

Swcnson, D. H., Jr. 
VanHorn, R. L. 
Vasquez, R. W. 
Wadsworth, D. 
Walker, W. H., Ill 
Ward, E. F. 
Wepfcr, W. G. 
Whclan, D. W. 
Wise, R. S. 





Second Class 

Adams, C. R. 
Bacas, G. A. 
Ballard, J. E. 
Barondes, E. dcR. 
Baughman, F. H. 
Beggs, J. M. 
Bonncll, R. O., Jr 
Bryan, R. C. 
Carruch, D. C. 
Casrano, J. M, R., Jr. 

Chelgren, J. L. 
Christian, R. H. 
Christoph, K. J., lr 
Clay, H. S. 
Conroy, B. J., Jr. 
Conway, W. E. 
Crump, F. L,, Jr. 
Deeley, H. P., Jr. 
Dodd, W. S., Jr. 
Edmondson, C. S. B., Jr. 

Erickson, P. W. 
Fahty, J. B. 
Falevsky, H. H. 
Foxweli, D. G. 
Gerecy, R. P. 
Goodman, B., Jr. 
Gorder, C. F. 
Graham, R. W. M., Jr. 
Harrison, J. L,, Jr. 
Herbert, G. A. 

Herron, R. G. 
Hoffman, R. A. 
Hoffmann, H. A. 
Hogg, G. M., Jr. 
Hull, A. N. 
Jesse, W. L. 
Jones, W. F. 
Kanzler, W. H. 
Kennedy, R. A. 
Kirkpatrick, D. M. 

Klemm, W. C. 
Kratzer, D. L. 
Lang, A. G., Jr. 
Larson, J. E. 
Lastova, J. R., Jr. 
LeDoux, J. C. 
Little, G. L., Ill 
Lucas, J. R. 
Luckie, W. M. 

Manganaro, F. F. 
Mardcr, M. D. 
Marts, R. S. 
McClinton, R. B. 
McCook, J. A. 
McNeil, J. D. 
Miller, R. L. 
Newell, W. C, Jr. 
Nicholas, G. A. 

Olds, C. A. 
Pcnnock, S. S., Ill 
Pohl, R. B. 
Porter, J. W. 
Pyle, R. E. 
Salck, C. J. 
Schenkel, R. K. 
Sibert, B. B., Jr. 
Slater, R. W. 

Sonne, R. L. 
Stickcl, R. H. 
Urbanczyk, L. T„ Jr. 
VanEpp, J. E. 
Vermilya, J. J. 
Virts, J. R. 
Vollertsen, R. A. 
Warren, J. R. 
Waugh, R. D. 

Weems, A. W., Jr. 
Weyrauch, G. H. 
Wick, J. G. 
Wills, T. J., II 
Willson, R. T. 
Wilson, K. E., Jr. 
Woods, J. D. 
Wray, J. H. 
Zcdakcr, W. L., Jr. 



Class of 1948-A 

Abraham, S., Jr. 

Allen, G. W. 

Andrus, H. R., Jr. 

Apple, D. S. 

Bcndel, R. M. 

Benson, B. A. 

Bishop, P. T. 

Blandy, W. P. 

Bramletc, L. C, Jr. 

Brooks, W. H., Jr. 

Brown, C. H. 

Buck, R. O., Jr. 

Byrd, W. J. 

Callahan, W. J. 

Carlile, W. K., Jr. 

Carlon, F. B. 

Conn, R. I. 

Corrigan, P. T. 

Cort, W. W., Jr. 

Crawford, W. D. 

Crourer, R. W. 

Dedman, T. F. 

DeLong, G. E. 

Duncan, P. 

Ekas, C. P., Jr. 

Endebrock, R. E. 

Forman, M. M. 

Freeman, E. W., Ill 
Garlinghouse, B. B. 
Garner, A. S. 
Geiger, R. K. 
Green, H. T. 
Green, N. K. 
Hale, R. F. 
Hcasley, G. L. 
Hclding, R. W. 
Henson, W. E., Jr. 
Hirsch, S. L. 
Hoffmann, B. D. 
Holcon, W. C. 
Horvach, F. E. 
Jarvis, W. E. 
Kecnan, P. C, Jr. 
Knock, F. C. 
Langscon, J. D. 
Licke, R. A. 
Mangold, J. F., Jr. 
McCamont, J. A. 
McCormick, K. C. 
Menckc, J. B. 
Metzger, R. P. 
Montgomery, J. M., Jr. 
Morrison, W. M. 
Netherland, R. M. 
Norman, O. L., Jr. 
Olin, W. C. 
Oliver, J. C, Jr. 
Olson, R. C. 
Park, J. S. 
Patterson, R. F. 
Peterson, R. W., Jr. 
Phillips, K. E. 
Portner, E. M. 
Rainey, R. L. 
Rasmussen, J. E. 
Reeve, W. F. W. 
Reyndcrs, W. J. 
Riley, P. A. 
Routledgc, T. W. 
Ruehrmund, J. C. 
Ryder, J. K. 
Ryder, R. M. 
Sangster, J. B., Jr. 
Savage, G. A. 
Sharp, J. W. 
Simon, W. E. 
Sisson, J. A. 
Smith, S. T., Jr. 

Spalding, J. E. 
Staples, H. L., Jr. 
Taylor, D., Jr. 
Thomas, L. R., Jr. 
Thompson, R. K. 
Wcatherly. J. E., Jr. 
Wcllons, A. G., Jr. 
Wilkic, J. E. 
Young, F. F. 


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Second Class 

Augcnblick, A. 
Baker, J. T. 
Bass, R. W., Jr. 
Bell, B. R. 
Bloomfield, D K 
Borlaug, P. V. 
Brewster, B. Y., Jr 
Bridges, J. H. 
Buck, E. G. 
Bullard, N. W. 
Cammack, D, W. 
Carlquisc, R, 
Carpenter, W. L 
Carter, R. C. 
Clegg, W. H. 
Clifford, W. F., Jr. 
Coleman, F. H. 
Davis, C. S., Jr. 
Davis, N. E. 
Dawson, T. E. 
DeAndrade, W. A. 
Dempscy, R. T. 
Dick, D. P. 
Doxcy, R. C. 
Durfos, R. E. 
Dyer, J. C. 
Edelson, B. I. 
Ehrman, G. M. 
Eikrt, J. E. 
Fargo, R. R. 

Farmer, G. H. 
Fclscn, W. L. 
Ferguson, R. 
Flood, R. H. 
Flynn, W. H., Jr. 
Gaitskill, H. C, III 
Gatchell, S. C. 
Gulecsky, N. 
Hayes, J. T. 
Held, C. C, Jr. 
Holshouser. J. A., Jr. 
Holt, E. Y„ Jr. 
Houk, W. P. 
Jaccodine, R. J. 
Jefferson, H. P. 
Johnson, H. J. 
Johnson, J. H. 
Jones, R. S. 
Kern, J. S. 
Kosiba, R. E. 

Larson, K. K. 
Layman, W. H. 
Marchini, A. F. 
Marsolais, L. D. 
Martin, J. K. 
Meriwether, G. K., Jr. 
Moore, G. W.,Jr. 
Morgan, C. L. 
Newman, S. C. 

O'Connor, T. J. 
Osmer, J. W., Jr. 
Ostillct, J. A. 
Perkins, A. C. 
Pickens, J. R. 
Plank, C. R. 
Prichard, R. P., Jr. 
Reed, W. F„ Jr. 
Rigot, W. L. 
Robertson, W. D., Jr. 
Roth, R. G. 
Rowan, R. A, Jr. 
Sangster, W. M. 
Sharpe, V. V., Jr. 
Shockcy, D, N. 
Shoemaker, W. J. 
Simpson, F., Ill 
Skord, C. R. 

Smith, D. W. 
Truax, E. L-, Jr. 
Trusso, S. 
Wagner, W. F. 
Warren, D. C. 
Winkler, C, Jr. 
Wood. A. B. 
Yates, W. K. 
Zelov, R. D. 




Abromitis, W., Jr. 
Albright, W. C. 
Ambrogi, R. T. F. 
Armstrong, E, S. 
Axtcll, E. M„ Jr. 
Balzer, G. T. 
Bates, G. M, 
Becker, J. T. 
Billingslcy, P. P. 
Boland, L. J. 

Bowers, E. S. 
Bralcy, C. R., Jr. 
Brunson, J. S. 
Buck, B. M. 
Bucchler, R. G. 
Callahan, J. E. 
Carrington, J. H. H. 
Carson, R. R. 
Chandler, W. D., Ill 

Chapline, E, M. 
Chiara, M. A. 
Clark, W. S., Jr. 
Clas, R. J. 
Cochran, R. A. 
Conolly, R. C, II 
Cooke, L. R. 
Corkum, R. W. 
Deavenporc, J. E. 

Douglas, D. C. 
Duffec, C. G., Jr. 
Fleming, K. H. 
Fletcher, J. A., II 
Fogarty, F. C. 
Frahlcr, A. L. 
Frothingham, E., Jr. 
Gaffigan, J. P. 
Gaskin, J. J. 

Gates, H. K., Jr. 
Gornik, R. I. 
Gracey, J. L- 
Grady, M. R. 
Hall, R. N., II 
Halladay, N. L. 
Hanby, R. W., Jr. 
Harcman, J. A. 
Henry, J. C. 

Hill, R. W. 
Kanakanui, W. A., Jr. 
Keen, W. H. 
Kilduff, T. F., Jr. 
King, R. E. 
Kunin, S. L. 
Langonc, W. N. 
Langcon, C. H. 
Lawler, P. D. 

Lee, R. L., Jr. 
Loefflcr, A. L. 
Mcllencamp, J, I. 
Mcrtz, C, III 
Nicholson, R. E. 
Niland, K. 
Noblec, E. J. 
O'Friel, M. J. 
Pendergrass, H. P. 

Poteet, A. M., Jr. 
Pruner, D. B. 
Robbins, J. W. 
Rogers, E. B., Jr. 
Ross, D. S. 
Russell, J. A. 
Schutcz, R. A. 
Scotc, R. U. 
Shook, C. J., Jr. 

Smith, D. M. 
Smith, M. M. 
Solum, C. L. 
Spcer, W. A.. Jr. 
Springe, R.J. 
Taylor, B. C. 
Tiernan, F. S. 
Vinsel, J. E. 
Williams, S. M. 




Class of 




Avers, W. R. 
Barton, W. H., Jr. 
Baruch, J. 
Berbcrian, L., Jr. 
Brendlc, W. G. 
Carter, C. C, Jr. 
Caylor, J. D. 
Conord, A. E. 
Crosby, J. S., Jr. 

Dittmann, G. W. 
Dorris, C. E. 
Dunwody, K. W., Jr. 
Engel, G. R. 
Estes, L. F. 
Everngam, J. L., Jr. 
Fluss, R. M. 
Goodwin, R. T. 
Grigal, V. L. 

Harlin, W. W., Jr. 
Harris, W. H. 
Hartshorn, D. L. 
Hathaway, C. E. 
Hacmaker, D. B. 
Hayncs, J. C. 
Hogan, C. B. 
Holstein, D. 
Hughes, J. B., II 

Hull, T. J., HI 
Humphrey, H. R. 
Hurt, D. A., Jr. 
Ikard, W. G., II 
Jackson, F. D., Jr. 
Jansen, A. L. 
Jensen, J. L., Jr. 
Johnston, W. E. 
Kelty, K. 

Korb, E. L. 
Kreksrein, G. 
Lee, R. S.,Jr. 
Lohecd, H. B. 
Marston, J. A. 
McConeghy, J. K., Jr. 
McDonald, J. J. P. 
McLauglin, E. F., Jr. 
McMahon, J. R., Jr. 

Mecnan, R. H. 
Melhorn, R. E. 
Meyers, E. W. 
Moldstad, A. B. 
Moore, R. B. 
Moore, S. K. 
Morrow, R. C. 
Neely, R. R., Jr. 
Nolcn, D. R. 

Nottingham, R. P. 
Nugent. T. H., Jr. 
Oberricder, J . L. 
O'Reilly, R. W. 
Orrlieb, E. J. 
Ourisman, M. J. 
Peterson, J. D. 
Peterson, J. E., Jr. 
Rice, E. C. 

Rogers, W. A.. Jr. 
Schneider, R. D. 
Settle, H.T., Jr. 
Sherrill, P. N. 
Smith, E. N. 
Smith, R. C, Jr. 
Smirh.R. N. 
Stanley, T. E. 

Srone, G. W. 
Supancic, E. P. 
VanKirk, R. W., Jr. 
Van Metre, A. G. 
Webster, K. B. 
Wells, E. N. 
Wessel, E. J. 
Williams, R. J. 




Allen, B. G. 
Allen, P. K. 
Allen, R. C. 
Anderson, A. L., Jr. 
Anderson, R. C. 
Atkins, A. W., Jr. 
Barnes, W. H., Ill 
Bartmes, R., Jr. 
Bcatty, R. L. 
Bcncon, H. P., Ill 

Bergcaux, F. E, 
Bevis, B. W. 
Bolgcr, P. H. 
Bowersox, F. L. 
Brown, R. W., Jr. 
Chapman, R. A. 
Cheesman, T. P. 
Corson, D. H., Jr. 
Coulter, C. P. 
Crosby, H. S. 

Damberg, B. V. 
Deibler, D. T. 
DeWitt, D. D. 
Dickey, R. R., Ill 
Dodd, R. L. 
Dorscy, L. 
Eichler, B. H. 
Fowler, C. A., Ill 
Garner, S. B. 
Gralow, F. H. 

Grunig, J. C. 
Hall, D. B. 
Hebden, E. B. 
Henry, A. G., Jr. 
Hinrz, W. R. 
Hodson, R. B. 
Hoffman, G. L. 
Ivey, J. M., Jr. 
James, J. W. 

Jones, H. L. 
Kelly, C. J. 
Kenyon, R. E. 
Landis, A., Jr. 
Laubendorfcr, W. J. 
Lea, H. O. 
Lee, W. W„ Jr. 
Leighcon, G. A., Jr. 
Levy, E. S., Jr. 

Lowdenslagcr, J. R. 
Matia, T. E. 
McCIure, W. L. 
McGihon, R. S. 
McHugh, J. M., Jr. 
Mclntyre, A. 
Minster, P. F., Jr. 
Moore, H. B. 
Moureau, P. R. 

Palmer, G. L., Jr. 
Perkins, J. M. 
Rardin, H. B. 
Resch, E. F. 
Riggins, W. P., Jr. 
Riggs, G. W. 
Robbins, K. M. 
Rubcnstein, R. B. 
Russell, R. K. 

Sallada, W. F. 
Schwoeffcrmann, R. E. 
Silvcy, J. R. 
Smith, H. F.,Jr. 
Smithers, P. M. 
Sprince, R. H. 
Suit, C. L„ III 
Thiele, K. R. 
Thomas, P. F. 

Thompson, A. J. 
Totman, R. E. 
Trcadwell, K. M. 
Ward, J. F., II 
Welsh, J. K„ Jr. 
Welsh, T. M., Jr. 
Wheeler, R. O. 
Wilson, J. A. 
Wrighc, G. F. 




Front row S. J. Jack, I. D. Murray, Jr., G. L. Shi, W. W. Root, L. L. Collins, P. L. Fullinwider, D. Clement, P. S. Nelson, D. A. Nadig, 

S. S. Glass, 
Stand row C.T. \V,„klct, W. C. S.mJIin. Jr., K. F. Cook, J. F. Dochcrcy, Jr., R. C. Hcndrickson, Jr., R. W.Titus, T. E. Bloom, W. H. 

Lynch, J. R. Morrison, J. R. Foster, V. L. Pickering. 
/ hiri row J I Lawson, J. W. Donaldson, R. W. Flanders, Jr., R. T. Hardeman, W. H. Merrill. C. E. Bennett, J. W. Monahan, R. J. 

Rigcr. D. H. Kahn, R. W. Peard, Jr. 
Fourth row: F. M. Adams, Jr., W. T. Roos, D. R. Rice, C. M. Stalncckcr, H. D. Mackcy, W. H. Hamilton, Jr., L. R. Mayer, Jr., A. C. 

Pucka, R. R. Tolliert, E. D. Wilmoth, R. R. Gtayson. 


Front row: 1. R. Huichlns. S. Parker, N. Altraan, R. T. Whitehead, W. B. Anderson, Jr., W. L. Garatc, K. M. Dtctzka, H. H. Baskin 
(. . I, Kaplan, A. H, Mikovsky. 

■' ' ""<' I "». U.hkein, ]. M. Dolon, C. A Freeman, W. H. Bason, C. G. Krecschmcr, III, R, W. Bean. B. H Craig M L Gilliam 

Jr., C. K. Crosno, E. 5. lvtreon, R. T. Bailey. 
ritirdrow: J. G. Tapp, T. 1. Donohcr, I' A. Bcckman, Jr., J. F. Patton, H. C. Dickson, Jr., E. A. Chevalier, F. W. Hctbine, Jr. R G 

Hum, jr.. W. S. Parr, Jr., R. J. Rundlc, D, Henderson. 

;■„„«/,,,,,,. W C. .Peterson, G II Kapp.C W Stoddard, Jr., W. E. McDowell, G. G. Duvall, W. L. Patrick, Jr., J. S. Lansill, Jr 
ft. I ' [rain, II, R. GMckman, C. J. Regan, Jr., G. F. Sunt It. 



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From roil.; G, M. Benls, Jr., T. C. Valanos, J. G. Trupcr, E. J. O'ConnclI. Jr., R. A. Kennedy, Jr., C. J. Quillcn, Jr., H. B. Grandin, Jr., 

L. B. Kascenbein, II, J. B. Mallard, Jr., James D. Dickson, R. R. James, K. L. Butler. 
Second row: J. W. Scwcll, A. M. Lindy, R. S. Coryell, G. E. Leslie, W. T. Eaton, R. L. Lawler, Jr., R. M. Romlcy, C. B. Brcaux, Jr., 

C. T. Attix, Jr., W. T. Harper, Jr., D. B. Guthc. 
Third roll/: R. H. Michaud, J. J. Moisanc, A. S. Blauner, C. A. Camera, William C. Hall, J. A. Tinkham. R. Batdcn, F. J. Blodgctt. 

J. H. Demyttenacrc, F. N. Sagerholm, Jr., J. B. Culp, Jr. 
Fourri row: R. C. Drcyer, R. W. Lankenau, G. N. Albrecq, W. N. Harkncss, Jr., G. E. Bcattie.J. C. Barrow, R. H. Krider, R. W. Hicbert, 

R. Janer, W. J. Knctz, Jr., Robert M. Smith. 


Class of 1949 


Front roto: R. S. Wolford, C. D. MacDonald, R. B. Ooghe, E. O. Dietrich, R. L. Smith, H. Hoppe, III, R. C. Ebel, J. R. Walker, J. R. 

Clark, D. R. Schmidt. „ . 

Second row W. A. Sehtiefer, C. R. Smith, Jr., R. C. Hennckcns, J. M. Johnson, Jr., W. W. Wright, L. L. Taylor, Jr., L. G. O Connell, Jr., 

R. E. "Wilson, Jr., W. H. Sample, R. S. Ncclley, G. Clatk, Jr. 
Third row R Boykin, Jr., J. L. McVoy, W. P. Vosscler, R. M. Brown, E. F. Zimmerman, Jr., D. O. Campbell, W. J. Bragdich, F. R. 

Hibbard, R. P. Pugh, R. T. Sena. , 

Fourt/i rou,: P. F. Klein, J. P. Horton, E.J. Wielki, W. B. Miller, J. F. Burke, R. C, Clinite, J. B. Brown, W.J. Fredetieks, E. L. Alexander, 

Jr., F. P. Schlosscr, K. M. Knigge. 

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From ran.. E. E. Woods, Jr., E. T. E. Spraguc, R. S. Wilson, T. M. Rogers, P. ]. Sarris, G. Q. Langstaff, Jr., H. W. Jones, G. F. Brummicr, 

E. J. Rcihcr, R. F. Goodacrc, Jr., H. D. Farris. 
Second row: E. A. Cruise, Jr., F. J. Wilder, L. E. V. Jackson, W. T. Mills, J. L. Bcattie, W. C. McMurray, H. B. Barklcy, Jr., R. B. Cruse, 

J. C. Osilund, J. H. Gollner. 
Third row: G. L. Burk, R. Mcrgl, R. W. McArrhur, J. L. Greene, M. I. Wilcox, W. E. Duke, Jr., R. J. Trotcer, R. J. Coontz, L. A. 

Trougluon, Jr., W. C. Cobb, W. L. Bryan. 
Four!/. ro,o: D. L. Gunkel, J. E. Knealc, H. M. House, W. A. O'FIaherty, F. O. Roland, Jr., C. H. Reynolds, Jr., M. M. Bonner, J. W. 

Rupc, F. W. Ward, C. O. Swanson, E. B. Brown. 


Front row: W. E. Pennisi, R. H. Francis, C. M. Smith, W. R. Kent, 111, L. C. Morrow, Jr., R. E. Brady, W. J. Balko, J. R. Hickman. 
Second roio; J. S. M. Benson, T. M. Ziskc, Jr., C. J. Bauman, Jr., K. J. Bernstein, T. M. Folkcrts, J. K. Walker, D. W. Daniel, J. E. 

McEnearney, M. W. Nicholson, T. D. Linton. 
Third rot...' W. A. Linlay. Jr., J. M. Fra=cc, W. Went worth, E. W. Smith, Jr.. J. T. Traynor, W. S. Guthrie, M. R. Fallon, H. E. Baunv 

garten, Jr., J. C. Wilson, S. T. Counts, 
Fourth row: R. F. Mohrliardt. J. E. McLean, R. A. Scothorn, O. S. Mollison, C. J. Youngbladc, M. O. Paul R. H Bavsineer Ir 1 V 

Joscphson.E. A. Miller, H.J.Shirley, C. W. Mcyrick. '' ' 





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I aimer, M. I. McLrcighc, W. Jcnnison. 

SC ™"4bZhE; °A B l ars ^' ss ' l L '. C „- Churchill, Jr., R. M. Walsh, F. W. TomaseUo, Jr., J. H. Zins, ). H. Green, R. J. Crowell, H. W. 
•benoenberg, A. L. Cccchint, R. F. Henzc, Jr. ' 

rW R T- y E ' J " Maguirc. Jr., W. W Patterson, Jr.. R. E. Adams. G. W. Leonard. J. A, McTammany, E. W. Achec, J. R. Swanson, 
K. b. Moore, J. J. Barrow, R. M. Ghormlcy. 

Fourth row: R. I-Eustace T. M. Gill. S. A. Skomsky, T. A. Cun.ii, J. A. Jcpson, A. G. Negus, J. D. McKcogh, | J Garibaldi, I. P 
Cartwnght, D. G. Cluett, J. F. Graves. 


Class of 1949 




Front rorui: G, D. Mello, J. A. Morris, C. D. McCullough, K. A. Porter. I . S. Piles, W. H. Me. 

H. M. Bading, M. P. Hyrc, Jr.. C. W. Anstaett. 
Second roiv: 

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i>. Shapiro. M. A. Long. 

Tlurdrou,: W. A. Myers. A. M. Wcis, R. G. Tsveel, R. L. Walters, T. P. Ricgcrt, J. N. Moore, D. T. Onsrerhout, K P. Mann 1 , V 

Duncan, Jr., W. M. Fulton, T. J. Hammer, Jr. 
Fourth rati.. F. P. Goulhurn, Jr., W. E. Maruuardt. Jr.. R. T. Beebe. F. S. Russell, L. M. Noel. M. M. Alexander, A. Thomson |r 

G. C. Bovver. Jr., R. W. Ridcnour, Jr., A. H. B.ilcl.. J. D. Hill, R, G. Chote. 



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Front rou,: H.J. Bushman, Jr., L. E. Branch, M. S. Bcntin, P. S. Swansor,, M. A. Zcttcl, B.J. DuWaldt, G. H. Lochncr, R. M. Sexton, Jr., 

Second row: M.K. Lake. B. D. Whittlesey. A. C. Boughton, 111, M. N. Allen, C. R. White, J. F. lngalls, III, J. A. Stubscad, W. S. Knoble, 

L. F. Vogt, Jr., J. H. Alvis, W. D. Bourne. 
Third row: W. A. Justi, J. L. Hofford. G. S. Schucharc, J. T. Rigsbec, R. C. Stubbs, H. R. Thurber, Jr., W. J. Sawtelle, W. Valencia, 

P. H. Thorn, Jr., J. P. Dcaring, J. F. Dobson, C. W. Lamb. 
Fourth row: S. W. Curtis, Jr., Roberc F. Smith, Jr., M. J. Gauss, Jr., E. J. Otth, Jr., A. A. Schaufelberger Jr., W. A. Black, O. E. Olsen, 

W D Snyder, Jr., J. D. Harris, Jr., G. B. Srone, C. L. Culwell, Richard D. Adams, S. G. Mayhcld, 111. 


Front ro.o. J. H. Scott, S. P. Gardner, W. E. Hoff, R. L. Fancy, R. H. Brown. E. L. Alderman. P. T. Riley, C. M. Kinney, Jr., T. F. Dell. 

R. H. Seth, J. H. Haberthicr. 
Second row: A. R. Ellis, H. J. Donahue, J. M. McKcnejc, H. F. Bryant, Jr., R. E. Schultheiss, J. M. M. Montgomery. J. H. Wynn, III, 

J. E. Jensen, H. L. Smith, B. E. Bassing, G. D. Florence. W. M. Holland. 
Third row: S. M. Ramsey, R. H. West, E. A. Rawsthorne. P. R. Boggs. Jr., A. B. Coburn, G. J. Kirk, Jr., C. F. Meloy, C. Gardner, 

C. C. Norman, J. A. Donovan, S. M. Jenks. 
Fourth row: J. W. Bcclcr. O. D. Colvin, Jr., L. A. Shea, Jr.. B. S. Bartholomew. Jr., T. B. Nichols, L. K. Fcnlon, Jr., S. W. Donogh, Jr.. 

J. A. McQuilling. 


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Front roiv: C. H. Hcrshncr, C. W. Roberts. G. T. Zepp, Jr., W. F. Lindscy. Jr., W. L. Mart.n, 111, R. I. Sy version C DiBcncdctto 

R. F. D'Ambra, P. J. Saracem, P. E. Ellsworth, III. 
Second roio. J. B. Foster, J. E. Draim, P. J. Kocblcr, C. R. Vail, J. E. Townscnd, J. G. Prart. R. E. Goldman, B. P. Murphy, B. Schniebolk, 

W. H. Stokes, Jr., T. R. Mahoney. 
Third row: H. L. McNecse, Jr., R. W. Shcppc. L. N. Hoover, C. S. Snodgrass, Jr., T. E. Lidc, Jr., M. Berngard, D. F. Lcary, O. C. 

Shealy. Jr., R. H. Nelson, F. W. Benson, Jr., T. I. Gunning, N. D. Harding, Jr. 
Fourth row: R. W. Kennedy, T. E. R.ngwood, E. W. Page, H. P. Fishman, J. P. Euper, Jr., J. H. Webber. J. S. McFcatcrs, Jr., W. J. 

Budge, R. E. Podrasky, W. D. Smith, D. B. Boslcy, E. F. Shine, Jr., R. L. Volz. 


Class of 1949 


Front row W. H. Russ, III, P. B. Trawick, Jr., R. P. Hausold, A.J. Morency, R. G. Greenwood, C. R. Brandt, S, J. Grcif, Alan B. Cooper, 

D. C. Haeske, H. E. Shacklctt, H. A. Stromberg, Jr. 
Second row: P. L. Schoos, I. T. McDonald, Jr., S. S. Cox, E. J. Piasecki, W. J. Whitley, A. F. Bacon, J. C. Hucncrbcrg, Jr., L. P. Hunwick, 

R. A. Brown, R. B. Blackwell, J. G. Landers, R. W. Goodman. 
Third row: W. R. Broughcon, Jr., Richard A. Frost, H. B. Parker, Jr., J. R. Haughcy, W. R. George, L. A. Moore, D. A. Smith, B. A. 

Bush, Jr., B. Glass, Jr., J. N. Kanevsky, C. P. Hary, Jr., D. C. Stanhll, K. F. Dorcnkamp. 
Fourth row J, J. Connors. Jr., A. D. MacDonell, Jr., J. R. Wallace. P. F. Stephenson, P. H. Smith. M. B. Lcchlcitcr, Jr.. G. M. Kling, 

H. C. White, James D. Bccler, R. E. Guernsey, J. Scovillc, J. R. Dughi. 

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Front row: L. E. Kachurin, B. S. Gcwirz, J. K. Hobgood, W. J. Thomas, J. L. Daniels, Jr., R. M. Ellis, R, E. Stewart, J. W. Carpenter, 

W. Sandkuhler, Jr., S. A. Rippa, J. V. Fcrrcro, Jr., D. R. Franklin. 
Second mm G. S. Brooks. C. R. Smirh, Jr., R. W. Haley, J. F. Knudson, C. P. McCallum, Jr., M. D. Gerbcr, W. D. Collins, Jr., J. R. 

Kinr, R. F. Baker, D. J. Woodward, W. W. Weber, Jr., G. G. Miller. 
Third row: H. E. Dismukcs, C. T. Brown, Jr., G. W. Cummings, C. H. Fox, O. E. Krucgcr, W. F. Johnston, C. A. Peterson, Jr., R. B. 

Aljoc. H. F. Butler, Jr.. R. M. Boh, Jr., S. R. Krause, W. M. Coldwcll. 
Fourth row: J. J, Lynch, Jr., J. A. Carmack, Jr., D. S. Kcndrick, R. E. Fcllowes, D. J. Loudon, R. H. Lcc, E. C. Adkins, D. R. Trucblood, 

W. W Potter, J. L. Furrh, Jr., W. A. Armsrrong, R. H. Bcrby. 


Front row; G, I Norman, Jr., D. P. Lay, D. M. Latham, C. S. Whiting, T. P. McGinnis, F. S. Spiclman, J. H. Perkins Jr H. M. Davis 

Jr., H. P. Forbes, F. T rocschcr, Jr., R. E. Ftanigan, D. Fine. 
Second row: \V, N. L'rolTord. Ill, C. L. Ditto, H. Morgan, H. E. Longino, Jr., R. M. Spencer, O. B. Stieten, Ir H D Woods P H 

Randolph, A. E. King, III, J. H. Logomasini, W. B. Rick. 
Third row G. C. Smith, Jr., E, S. Briggs, M. F. Schnicdcr, Jr., D. H. Daniels, W. B. Taylor, E. R. Short, T. A. Ncmzck, P. F. Florence 

W. L. Helhig, Jr., P. B. Sulir. J. R. O. Burgess, W. D. Bassctt, Jt. 
Fburr/i row: J. D Mlddlcton, W. D. McFarlanc, Jr., E. S. Prate, R. J. Gillilind, J, W. Mathcncy, C. W. Busch Jr J H Koach J F 

Barrow, R. C. Balfour, III. 


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Front row: B. M. Shepard, L. R. Steg'emerten, E. I. McQuistoo, Jr., R. K. Tcde, John C Wilson A J Owens R O 

Purncll, T. W. James, J. F. Lcycrle, J. F. Danis. J. P. Gartland, N. L. Wcstlakc, Jr. 
Second roiu: I. G. Clark, Jr., L. Capone, Jr., F. H. Fisher, E. H. Pillsbury. C. B. Wilsnn, W. C. Stutt, F, M. Ecclcs, J. H. Vice, W A 

Gravely, 1. L. Rocnigk, J. R. Leisure, R. E. Whiteside. 
Third row: ]. T. Wcisel, J. T. Mctcalf, Jr., J. M. Hemphill. II, E. C. Waller, III. G. M. McCahc, L. W. Dillman H. I. Wcllman li W 

Bulmer, C. A. Hotchkiss, W. F. Brcnnan, R. C. Nccdham. 
Fourth row: A. R. Ellis. D. M. Harlan, J. H. L. Chambers, Jr., J Z. Taylor, C. L. Stiles, R. S, Berg, R. B. Wishcrd, J. M. Helmick 

J. D. Warkins, D. W. Lapplcy, R. R. Reiss. 


Class of 1949 


Front rou.. W. H. Sword, T. F. Lcchner, J. C. Friend, 1. A. Hissom, C. W. Maicr, k A Don, E I . Hemlnger, C. I KUIeen, S S, Fine, 

N. A, Giarritta, J. W. Eustance. 
Second row: L. V. Price, W. S. Peterson, W. A. Vogclc, W. J. Kraus, W. R. Plaplngcr, I- H. Buckley, P.J E. Pandolpbi, I. R Edl 

J. T. Steele, S. G. Cooper, 1. Bobrick, A. A. Soloway. 
Third row. W.A.Brown, J. H. Mathews, R. C. Hokwarth, L. L. W.ishct. G, E. Morgan, Jr., C. C. Millet, Jr., S. 1 Mannerly, Ji . H. IV 

Meyer, H. M. Rrantaman, J. W. Hanson, J. H. Hoganson, 
Fourth row: K. W. Schiwcck, C. E. Swccker. J. R, Junckcr, T. T. Scclye. |r„ D. E. Craig, R. K, Ripley, C. P, Hunter. |r .. D, A. Gairillg, 

N. L. Gibson, R. M. Douglass, G. P. Bourk. Jr . W. B. Thancy, I W. Gteen. 

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Front row: T. P. Hcnslcr, W. C. Haskell, B. W. Bodagcr, W. W. Carter, jr., T. J. Walters J. E Edmurrdson. 

Second row: R. B. Weaver, D. A. Dahlman, W. B. Purse, Jr., A. J. Atkins, C. F. Hickey, D. W. W.ttsch.ebe, N. W. Clements, R. B. 

Owen, D. Butler, Jr. 
TWrd row: W. G. Read, Jr., J. M. Dalrymple, W. G. Davis, C. M. C.Jones, Jr., D. C. Wherry, P. L. Brett, F. Messenger, III, J. L. Golby, 

A. N. Sills, P. D. Hcslcy, Jr. 
Fourtft row: H. R. Moon, J. R. Page, J. F. Murphy, J. K. Twilla, H. P. Sweiczcr, W. H. Clark, Jr., S. A. Gilles, R. S. Agnew, R. S. 

Campagna, E. E. Williams, G. M. Bailey. 
Fifth row: C. E. Martin, D. Lister, R. T. Lawrence, S. Emerson, G. V. Dobson, J. C. Dixon, W. H. Somcrvillc, R. B. Marsh, R. L. 

McElroy, J. A. Dickson, M. Kclley. 


Front raw: p. T. Watkins, D. H. Spraguc, R. W. Haymaker, H. Conover, Jr./R. J. Saloman, R. N. Congdon, J. E. Fishburn, J. C. Rivers. 
Second row: R. D. Bell. R. W. Maxwell, T. M. Anncnbcrg, W. C. Grant, Jr., T. M. Flynn, R. C. Mulkcy, A. L. Clary, Jr., R. M. Machcll. 
Third row: F. T. Wells, Jr., A. C. Jefferson, C. H. Mays, G. M. Nccly, A. S. Schlofman, T. M. Berry, R. E. Home, L. K. Lauderdale. 
Fourth row: J. H, B. Smith, L. P. Kcenan, W. G. Lalor. Jr., W. C. Fillmore, H. M. Stuart, Jr., R. L. Gale, P. C. Brannon, B. J. Miller, 
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Front row: G. A. Crawford, J. B. Risscr, R. H. Cjrimill, R. A. Bithcr, Jr., E. N. Fcnno, R. D. Dovcrspikc. L. H. Kcsslcr, D. E. Gates, 

J. A. Maguire, Jr., H. W. Morgan, Jr. 
Second row: D. M. Still, E. R. McDonald, Jr., A. D. Thomson, P. H. Laric, P. M. Shickman, J. K. Kcihncr, F. S. Glendinning, W. H. 

Dearth, F. P. Brown, Jr., H. A. Pocnck, E. L. Dennis, Jr. 
Third row: M. Grissow, J. E. Inskccp, Jr., W. G. Lawler. Jr., R. B. Plank, J. S. Freeman, Jr., D. H. Campbell, B. Becker, N. O, Larson, 

J. E. Hodder, Jr., J. A. Bacon, Jr., F. Grabowsky, M. F. Burr. 
Fourth row: C. B. Dwight, 111, R. R. Colvin, F. W. Smith, W. W. Brandfon, J. V. Haley, G. G. Stewart, G. G. Roberts, J. C. Bajus, 

G. W. Hamilton, J. D. Butler, C. H. Blurton, Jr. 


Class of 1949 


Front row: W. G. Hall, H. R. Edwards, Jr., L. D. Lang, C. C. Mark, A. M. Stewart, R. Stringfclk.w, G. A. McNccly, W. L. Hall, 

R. C. James, W. L. Griffith. 
Second row: P. T. Williams, R. E. Sivinski, W. L. Buckingham, K. J. Davis, Jr., R. F. Murphy. Jr., H. J. Kindl, J. T. Dolan, L. H I >erbj . 

Jr., J. R. Peterson, S. Pcarcc, R. E. Rowe. 
Third row: N. D. Sprccher, M. H. Thielc, J. P. Cookson, B. C. Hogan, K. Kcays, C. J. Butler. J. A. Lonergan, Jr., F. W. Graham, J. A. 

Miller, L. V. Miller, A. R. Yingling, Jr., P. D. Roman. 
Fourth row: W. Clark King, J. P. Sieck, T. D. Parsons, P. G. O'Kecle, J. R. Kcnyon. Jr., R. F, Frost, L. H. Dcvine, C. G. Davis, C, Stein, 

E. D. Sanders, J. B. Cinder, H. E. Maningcr, R. L. Saunders. 



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Front row.- ]. H. Sullivan, T. E. McDonald, C. W. Dyer, H. D. Elichalt, T. O. Butler, Jr., I. E. Brown, R. W. Hargrove ]r A R 

Ruggicri, J. L. D. Cox, R. E. Veigel, B. M. Downes. S.J. 

Second row: J. H. Tilton. W. L. Read, V. P. Klcmm, L. W. T. Wallet, II, M. E. Phatcs, H. M. Post, W. I. Goewcy, R. S. Tankin 

Ralph L. Smith, M. P. Marchant. T. H. Reed. 
TAird row: V. H. Schacfler, Jr., C. H. Scbcnius, Jr., M. B. Guild, W. A. Dennett, S. N. Ripley, F. G. Hotan, C. P. Cecil, Jr., I. C Hughes 

Jr., M. A. Galtct, M. E. Schot, J. S. Walker, III, T. N. Johnscn, Jr., A. 1. Mullett. 
FourtA row: O. A. Wall, E. A. Kimball, Jr., R. L. Millet, D. C. Pantle, R. A. Clayior, W. C. Collins, E. O. Spcckart, W. M. Shanhousc 

G. Thomas, G. J. Eliopulos, T. J. Kilcline, J. D. Lund. 



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Twenty fourth 

From row: T. M. Kastncr. C. E. JelTries, Jr., W. C. Dotson, R. W. Kelly, F. E. Sherman, C. M. Howe, P. Vladcssj, K, L McCoy, II. I . 

Potts, E. J. Messctc, R. F. Wilson, 
Scccmi row: H. W. Egan, J. E. Bcnoit, J. Rabinowitz, E. M. Kochcr, M, O. Duke, A. J. Azar, R. A. Horner, J. J. Campanile, I ' I 

Bonhardt, K. E. Turner. 
Third row: R. Beckwich, W. E. Ctanc, H. W. Albets, W. A. Bacchus, D. C. Young, Jr., R. W. Conklin, P. G. LeGroS, D. D. Johnson. 

C. J. Zckan. 
FourtA row: D. H. Brown, H. F. Tipton. Jr.. W. M. RatlilT, A. Y. Lcvinc, L. M. Scrrille. R. W. Young, W. W. Martin. R. S, Clark, 

A. G. Cohen. 


Page Index to First Class Photographs 

Adams. A. E 2'" 

Adams, D. B 58 

Adams, D.F 134,306,374 

Adams, F. M 248, 401 

Adams, R. M 134,367,393,425 

Adclman.J. L 58 

Afclclen, W. J., Jr 96 

Albms,CD.. 48,210,394 

Albright, J. G 43, 58 

Allcndorf, C.K 96,301 

Allspaw, R. L 134 

Amackex.G. A.,Jr 134,298,325 

Amelang.R. L 210 

Amine, R. D 172 

Anderson, C. R I72 . v, l 

Anderson, J. L 13S 

Andcison,R.T...,96, 381, 382. 383, 401 

Anderson. R. W 58,302 

Andrews, J. D 172,321.403 

Ansel, D. D 49,248.351, JS3 

Appcrt.E.P 59,334 

Aprhorp. G. B 59, 302,353 

Atgucllcs, ]. R 172 

Atkinson, R. C 59 

Aubrey, V. K., Jr 248,294,334 

Avcrill, F. S 96 

Avery, A. W 45, 135,318 

Aycrs.j.F 210,319 

Bacon, F. M 97,325 

Baer, ]., Jr 211 

Baglcy, W. H 135, 402 

Bagnall. R. S 59 

Bailey, D. L 49,248 

Baker, R.N 97,293 

Baldwin, B. R 173 

Balfe, J. M 60, 401 

Balljc, E. J., Jr 60 

Baodish, B. J 97, 346, 352, 360. 387 

Barker, R.N 44,97,390.391 

Barlow, A. H. F 47, 173,297 

Barnard, R. E 98,390,391 

Barnes, A. F 42,43.60,419 

Barnctt, G. B 60,298,305 

Barrell, F. M., Jr 45, 135 

Barron, W. W 55,98,336,375 

Barry, J. H 294 

Basilius, P. F 61 

Baskin, J. D., Jr 45, 136, 325, 393 

Bate, C. G.Jr 44,98, 382, 401 

Baxter, J. A 211 

Baylor. P. E 47, 173 

Beam, P. E., Jr 136 

Bcanc, E. R 43. 61 

Bcaubicn, R. J 45. 136 

Beck, R. G 136. 303. 346 

Bcckcn, B. A 98,392 

Becker. M.J 137,367,393 

Bell, T. 1 26, 173 

Bcllan.J. A.Jr 99,351 

Bcnckart, W. E. . 249 

Bergman, R. D.. .249, 334, 335. 368, 399 

Bemicr, R. R 61,326 

Bertram, R. L 137 

Bcttis, B. N 40, 41, 174 

BilJer. L 49.249.420 

Bivin, H. R 211.388,389 

Black, M. L 137 

Blaha, H.J 137,382 

Blair, 1. W 138, 298,305 

Blair, W. P 41, 13S 

Blank, C. A 99 

Blevins, W. D. . . .61, 290, 325, 420, 422 
Bloomficld, J.S 62 

Blythc. W. E 99. 366, 382 

Booth, M 211, 403 

Bouwman, F. G 41, 99,396 

Bowdey, F. D 100, 307, 392 

Bowcn, J. W 250, 298. 305, 425 

Bowen.T.J 1°° 

Bowes. J. C 100, 351. 352, 353, 420 

Bowling, G. R.. Jr 138 

Bowman, N. S 212 

Bradley.A.A 42,100 

Bradshaw, F. G Id 

Brady, R. C 212,336 

Brandt. R 212,386,387 

Brassaw, L. L., Jr 62 

Brayton, J. S., Jr 250, 425 

Brenner. T. B 174,352,399 

Bridges, J. R.,Jt 101,302 

Brittain, T. B.. Jr 47.174,420 

Brizzolara, L. M„ Jr. .250, 289, 316, 327 

Bromley, F. B 43,62 

Brooke, R I 38 

Broussard, G. K 250, 401 

Browcr.J. A 47, 174 

Brown, B. B., Jr 175,289,375 

Brown, K. C 139 

Brown, M. B.Jr 48,212 

Brown, R. G 139 

Brumbaugh. D. C 101, 392 

Brummer, J. W.. .38, 213, 295, 381, 383, 

Brungot, G. O. R 101. 291, 327 

Bryan, G. H„ Jr 175,347 

Buntain, R. E 251,351,368 

Burgess, S. W 251,289 

Burgoync, T. J 251, 336 

Burkart.J.C 49,251 

Burke, J. A 102 

Burton, H. C 62,325 

Button, L. G., Jr 175 

Butler, A. G., Jr 252 

Buxton, C. I., II 252,351 

Byington, W. G 63, 293 

Caine, A. D 63 

Calisto, A. M 213,382 

Callaway, J. D., Jr 49,252 

Campbell, G. 1 45, 139 

Campbell, R, D 175 

Carlislc.C.S 47, 176 

Carlson, J. C 176 

Carnahan. R. H 252, 375 

Carncs, N. W 253,296 

Carpenter. A. C 44, 102 

Catpentet, H. L 213.353 

Catpcnter, L. F 213. 336, 400 

Carpenter. W. C 47, 176 

Carr, F. R 253 

Carroll, J. L 214, 384, 386, 401 

Cancr. J. E.Jt 176 

Case. E. G 102 

Cassidy, E. M 177,419,420,421 

Causey, C. W., Jr 139 

Cecil, S. M 140 

Ccvallos, R. H 177 

Chadwick, D 45. 140, 298, 305, 399 

Chamberlain, R. E„ Jr 253 

Chandler, D. E 102, 293 

Chapman, J. H 214 

Child, A. L, 111 214, 301, 368 

Clayton, J. W 214,327 

Clement, M. R., Jr 47, 177, 326. 401 

Clubb, R. D 103. 368 

Cobcan, W. R., Jt 44, 103, 389 

Coe. K.S 46,253,401 

^ c , ... 140 

Coen, E. L ■ 

Coerpcr.M.G 215,363 

Cofe,J.P.,Jr «, 254, 351 

Cohoon, J. E ' • - ' 

CckkJ... 103W2 '!' 

Collier, J. R 46,215,399,424,425 

Collier. R.C ™ 

Collins, J. L "J 

Colot. P "I 

Colquhoun, R. G 103,336 

Conway, R.F 63. 402 

Cook. E. L.,Jr °4 

Cook, W.J 44,104,369,424 

Copenhaver, J. B., Jr 40,215 

Coppcdgc.J.0 178,375,377,379 

Corse J D 215,390 

Cowcll.R.E 216,390 

Cowley.C.C I 78 

Crane. J. W., Jr 254 

Crane. R.T 1°4 

Craven, J. B., Jr 254 

Crawford, B.B 178,369 

Crequc, R. E 254 

Crocket, C. B.Jr 178 

Cross, J. R 64 

Crowe, W. J., Jr 46, 216, 327 

Ctumpler, S. F 179 

Cummings, C. W 141,336 

Cummings, R. E., Jr 104,389 

Cummins, D. T 216, 336 

Cummins, P. P 64 

Curran, W. C 141 

Curry, H. L 141.394,395 

Curtin.L.J 46,255,369 

Curtis, H. L., Jr 64 

Dadisman, R. A 255 

Dalton, H. B 46, 179 

Datby, C. R 65 

Davcnpott, L. A 65 

Davidson, A. N 142 

Davidson, J. B 179, 327, 424 

Davidson, J. D 65 

Davis, R. E 65 

Davis, R.P 216,295 

Davis, T. F 66 

Day, W. 255, 346, 387 

Deacheragc, D. B 217 

Deacon, F. A 217, 336, 421 

deGanahl, J. A 255 

DeLaney, H. M 256 

Dcmpscy, J. J 179 

Dent, G. M 142 

Denton, J. A., Jr 256, 321, 420, 421 

Depew, R. W 66 

Dctamee, E. L., Jr 142, 375, 376 

Dew, C, Jr 66 

Dickson, J. G., Jr 104, 399 

Diem, P. C 217 

Dietrich, N. T., Jr 180, 291 

Dillcndorfer, J.J 105 

Dill, A. F 66 

Dillcn. W. R 42, 105 

Dillman. J. R 67 

DiSanto. J. V 67 

Doe, W. C 67 

Dohcny, J. F 180, 324, 353 

Donaldson, C. E., Ill 180 

Donaldson, W. 1 142, 302 

Donohugh, D. L 44, 105, 398, 399 

Dotan, W. K 256, 294 

Doughtcty, W. R 180 

Douglass, W. M 40, 181 

Dowd, A. S 256 

Doyle, J. H., Jr 181, 400 

Drago. J. V 42, 43, 67, 298, 30S 

Dtycr, H. M 257 

Duckett.J.P. 48,217,403 

Duden, H. R„ Jr 143, 375, 378, 386, 


Dunn, P. H. H., Jr 68 

Dunstan, T. S. . II 181,328 

Dupkin, M.. II 218 

Dupy, V. M 68 

Eagle, J.N 257 

Earl, J. E 48, 218 

Eastman, R. E 105 

Edwards, H.L 68, 374 

Edwards, R. J 143, 374 

Eisenman, E. J 218, 375, 394 

Ekelund, K. O., Jr 181 

Elefantc. F. L 68, 290, 326, 366 

Ellis, S. S 143 

Elmer, J.S 257 

Enright, R. E 69,422 

Etbland, R. M 218 

Erickson, D. H 69 

Estelman, H. J 42, 106, 307 

Evans, J. D 106 

Evans, S. J 143 

Evans, W. B 144 

Everett, D. W 106 

Fairman, P. B 257, 299, 346 

Fancozzi, D. W 219 

Farley, J. E 43,69,302 

Farshing, D. D.,Jr 258,425 

Feeney, V. J 258,387 

Fellows, J. P 182, 324 

Ferris, W. G 258 

Ferry, R. V 106 

Finch, N. L 182 

Finneran, J. G 69 

Fischer, D. W 47, 182,298 

Fisher, J. R 219,295,327 

FiczGerald, P. F 144, 294, 425 

Fitzwilson, W. R. . . 48, 219, 368, 369, 419 

Fjelsta, J. E 182 

Flanagan, J. P., Jr 40, 258, 368, 389 

Fletchet, G. C 183 

Fletcher, R. P., Ill 144 

Forbes, J. H., Jr 183 

Ford, G. W.,Jr 42, 107,402 

Frolenza, V. A 144 

Forsthoff, W. E 183, 368, 382, 424 

Fortson.T. E 145.387 

Foster, W. L 259 

Fowler, G. O., Jr 70, 298, 299 

Foy, W. H., Jr 183 

Frankel, A. J 70 

Frazier.T. W 107 

Ftedticks, R. E 107, 392 

Ftench, E. D 219.389 

Fritz, E. S 220, 336, 374 

Frock, S. E 259,351,359,360 

Gaddis, P. O 259, 327, 345, 351, 358, 

359, 360 

Gallagher, J. F 1° 7 

Gallup, A. C 220,392 

Ganrt, J. D 259 

Gardiner. R. S 108,327 

Gardner, D. L 44, 108 

Gardner, J.S 260 

Gary, S. P 220,336 

Gatcwood, R. P 260, 316 

Gay, W. W 260, 399, 425 

Geary, J. T 44, 108, 345 

Gchring. R. L 70 


Page Index to First Class Photographs 

George, R. M 108 

Georgcn, W. M 1-15, 302 

German, M. H 260 

Gerch, R. S 261 

Gibson, J. M 109 

Gibson, M. M 44, 261. 382, 401 

Giles, R.S 46, 184 

Gilman, D. E 184 

Gladding, R. M 184 

Glecklcr, J. D 220, 298. 305, 382 

Glisson, C. O., Jr 221, 392 

Goltey, N. W„ 111 109. 291, 368, 400 

Goldsborough, R. R, Jr 71 

Gowcr, R. F 221, 336 

Graham, F. A., Jr 261 

Graham, W. G 145 

Granat, W. T. G. 48, 221, 325, 326, 

359, 360 

Grant, W. ] 145 

Grantham, D. D 184, 424 

Greene, O., Jr 146, 388, 389 

Gricr, B. H 146, 420, 421 

Griffin,]. W 44, 109 

Grimes, W. E 146, 316, 382, 383 

Grimslcy, R.J 109 

Gronfein, ]. M 184 

Groover, R. O., Jr 146 

Grove, G. S 71, 290, 382, 401 

Gucrtin, L. H 42, 43, 71, 334 

Guild, J.N 221 

Guillot, E. C.,Jr 222 

Gygax, R 261,289 

Hadden, R. B 47, 185, 331 

Haggcrty, D. W 147 

Haizlip, J. W., Jr 262 

Hall, J. F 147 

Hall, W. D 185,349, 381 

Hallctt, O. S 110,308,374, 390 

Hancock, D. L 71, 326, 393 

Hancy, R. G 72 

Hannigan.J. W 45, 147 

Hanson, E.G 222,401 

Harbargcr, W. B.. Jr.. .49, 262, 316, 351 

Harris, J. T 222.364,368 

Harris, Wm. Lawrence, Jr 222 

Harsha, J. B 262, 425 

Hartigan, T. L 185 

Hartman, W. R 147, 363, 402 

Hartmann, L. M 110, 299, 336 

Hartzell.E. K., Jr 110,402 

Hatch, J. C 148,366 

Hathway, D. L 186 

Hawley, G. N 186 

Hays, S, T., Jr 262 

Hearne, W. G 2" 

Hcdrick, G. F.Jr 223 

Hcerwagcn, W. R 72, 298, 300, 401, 


Hciningcr. H. G.. Jr 186 

Heller, N 223 

Hemmer, E. H 45,148.393 

Henry, E. M 44, 110,321,368 

Henzcl, C. A 14S 

Herrick, R. A HS 

Hcnel, C. A 2U 

Hcrtzog, F. C..Jr 18 6 

Hess,L.E.,Jr 224,399 

Hewett.P.N 11,224 

Hill.E.C 263.297 

Hill. E. R.,Jr 263 

Hill, J. M.,Jr «, 149 

Hill, J. W 25. 263 

Hindman, W. L H 9 

Hinklc. W. L .149 

Hirsch. R. G 187, 525, 560 

Hodder, A. J.. Jr . . .224 

Hotter, B. R ...72 

Hofman, L. C, Jr. LS7 

Holficld, A. W., Jr 224 

Holland. A. C 1S7 

Hollis, D. L., Jr 72, 374, 397, 398 

Hollycr. R. S. . . 187, 327, 328. 419, 420, 
421, 422 

Hooper, E. M 1 1 1 , 398, 399 

Homer, R. R., Jr 49. 263 

Horst, J. A 225 

Hosking. G. W 149 

Houck. D. F 225, 401 

Houghton, R. B 188, 301, 368 

House, F. T., Jr .73 

Howard, R. P., Jr 264 

Howard. T. R 47, 49, 188, 302. 399 

Howe, R. E 73, 397 

Hubbs, D. B 73 

Hudner, T. J„ Jr 264, 397, 401 

Huggins, C. B 188 

Hughes, T..Jr 150 

Hunter, P. F., Ill Ill 

Houston, R. R., Jr 188 

lllingworth, J. E 48, 225, 323 

Jackson, T. E 264 

Jacomini, O. J 264 

Jahant, J. W Ill 

Jameson, J.N 73 

JcrTs, C. R„ Jr Ill, 402 

Jenkins, R. T 265, 375, 378 

Jennings, V. H.,Jr 225.399 

Jester, M. H. L 48, 226, 397 

Jcwett, F. F., II 189, 302 

Jcx, D. R 226,327 

Johnson, B., Ill 226. 336 

Johnson. L. F., Jr 112 

Johnson, R. C 265,397 

Johnson, T. R„ Jr 265, 306 

Johnson, W. B 49, 265, 382, 401 

Johnson, W. F 226 

Johnson, Walrcr M., Jr 189, 327 

Johnson, William M., Jr 26, 227 

Johnston, J. W 150 

Jones, A. T 189, 374 

Jones, J. B., Jr 42, 150, 387 

Joncs.J.F 189 

Jones, R.S 112 

Jostc.T. R 190 

Joy, C. T., Jr 227, 353, 361, 390. 39t 

Joyce, H.A.J 266.307 

Karlowicz, M.J 190 

Kash, W. B 112.396.397 

Kaska, E. F 191 

Kearney, S. D 227. 305, 328 

Keating, R. B "2 

Keith, F. L 113,300,326 

Kclleher, W. T 74 

Keller, H. S ISO 

Kellogg. D. L 74 

Kent, William Richard 190 

Kern G. A.. Jr 74. 366, 393 

Kidder, L. B 227,352 

Kiddoo, K. R ...151. 301, 336, 359, 368 

Kiehl. E. H 74 

King.O. D.,Jr "3, »8 

Kingsbury. S. A 113.298,305 

K.nscr. R. H.Jr -190 

K.rk.G.G.E 151,382 

Kirkpa.rick. J 266,289.351,393 

Kiser.C.A 228.375,379 

Knaebcl, W. E 


Kochis, P C 


Korb, F J 


Kovacs |. 


Kmich, W. J. 

228, 152 199 

kwart, P. . 


Lagcn, \V, S 


LaHayc, J. D. 

44, 114, 192 

Laitner. H. L. . 


Lakcy, K. G.. 


Lampman, W. K. 


Land, N. B 

114. 151 

192, 107 

1 atigford, J. D 228, 516 

Laning, G. H 47. 192 

Larcombe, H. N„ Jr, 192 

Lark,.,. G M , Jr. 226 

Larzalcrc, C. R 114 

Lavclle, W. M 114, 351, 360, 166 

Lawler, E. P 226. 106, 327, 336, 419 

Laws, R.J 75. 298, 505 

Layser, R. G 229 

LcBreton, A. L., Jr 152 

Leddick, R. S. 41. 16, 193 

Lcc, R. E 229 

Lcetc, N. E 229.302 

LcFcvcr, A. E... 152 

Lcnihan. J. E 115, 516, K • 

Lewis, J. C 152 

Lilly, R. G.,Jr 43, 75 

Linder, I. W. 48, 230, 174, 599 

Lippcrt, W. R. 115.425 

Lippman. E. R. 193. 101, 369. 419, 420. 

Lloyd, R. E 76, 127 

Logan, J. A„ 11 76 

Longmuir, E. B., Jr 76 

Loper, O.J 76 

Lorenz. J. D 191. 161 

Lowell, P. D..Jr.. 48, 230, 136 

Lundien, H. M, Jr 210 

Lusk, R. A 41.266 

Lutkcn, D. C . H5 

Lyon, R. Dawson 115. 151 

Lyons, J. T., Jr 266, 351 

Mahoncy, D. R. H.. . .46, 193, 302. .114, 

Maragos, G. 230 

March, G. P 231,419 

Marckcsano, L. A 152 

Marmet, R. A .. 77,374,421 

Marousek, L. A. . .48, 231, 314, 336, (82, 

Marsden, F. J., Jr 153 

Marshall, F. D 45, 153 

Marshall. J. F. 153 

Martin, B 47, 194,292 

Martin, F. V. 267,425 

Marvin, S. D. .267. 551, 192 

Mathis, E. T.,Jr.. . .116,364,368,401 
Matthews, H. L., Jr. . 267, 297. 108, 

336, 365 
Matthews. P. Y. Jr. 77 

Matula.V. G. I" 

Maw. H. W. 42, 116, 199 

Maxueld, A. F. 231, 359, 560 

Maxon, LB.. 45, 267 

Maxson, P. B ' Vl 

Mayer, D. R.. 154. 182, 383, 390, 191 
Maynard. A. L. 77, 1611 

McClellan. H. M. I 1 " 

McCormaclt, E J , Jr. 194, ',1 I 163 

McCormick. D. W 268,400 

McCoskric, II A I 16, 12 ■ 

McCurley, E. P 114 

McDonald, III 19, 168 196 

McDonald, T. O 1 .1 L9S 

McDonald, IV I 155 16 

McDougal, R, II ' 11 

Mel -11.. I F„ Ir 77 

McGo II.. 

McGdiB I s 

McGi til, .1 1 [1 161 10! . 168 

McGtath, I \V „ Jr.. I 15 

Mel .mi. it ... 19, 169 

McKcnzii I I 78 

MeKic, I G 269, li !, 194 

McKinlcy, W 194, 18/ 

McKinney, U II 155 

McLaughlin, W E |t 269 

M.I ,...l. MM I ■• 

McMutlcn, P, 11.1. I 16 

McMurray, P It 78, II ■ 186 

McNatt, It IV 1 16 

McNeil, It. D. 116, 199 

McNulty. J.S.J.. 117 

McPaddcn.G I 232, 101, 125 
McPareland, C G 

McPattland, J, F, I 16, 118 

McVcy, D. C... 156 

MeglnntB, W. M 195, 187 
Mcisel, I: It .117, 182, 183 
Melesky, I II 45, 157, 164. .168, 

172, 182, 401 

Mcnlt, D. E., 117, 187 

Mettag, It l>. Jr. 270 

Merncr, MP 270 

Merrill, H. S. Jr. 117 

Metzcl, J. C, Jr .'12. 190 

Mctzgcr, I, W 157, 198, 105 

Meyer, I. It 157. 126 

Middlcton. A. II 195 

Miller. P. G, 40, 118, 125 168 

Milling!..,!, |. H 195 
Minor, It H, .46, 212, 159, 160,369 

Mtccbell, R., Jr. 132 

Moak.S. T.. lis, I, • 176 

Mocsta, A. W., Ji IS, ' 13 

Monypcny, K. B., Jr IIS. 366 

Moon, It. H.. Jr. .46, 195. 100, 169 

Moore, C. M. 1 .. '."■ 

Moorc.H.D.. 170 J It.Jr 196 

MoSS.J. I ... 270. IS I. IS6 

Moyle, W G Jr 196 

Muncie, M O, 233 

MuniiikhuyMii, H, I' 133 

Murauskas, W. A 118 

Murphy. D, J, 196, 101, 152 

Murphy. WD ....I 18 101 

Murray. I) S 271 

Murray, K. A 2 11 

Murray, S. G 158, 12 I 136 

Musholc.C.J 78 

Mycrson. E, J I 18, 102 

Napior, A 11 158, H9 182 

Nobler., I It 214 

Nichalion, II ,42, 79, 401 

Nicholson, J. H.. 1 19, «is. 593 

Nicdfelck, I A 159,352 

Nlmiu.C I- . C. «, 1S9 

Nimocks, A .11 „ Jr 79 

Niviion, W.,Jr. 214. W9 

NorJbcrg. I) W 119 

Nowlin, □ 234 
Nuss, J. J. 214, 119, 121, 139, 146 


Page Index to First Class Photographs 

O'Brien, 14. W. Jr. » 

O'Callaghan, E. W, 40, 7'), S06, 590, 


O'ConnclI, I I 'i' 1 

Odgers, U I |l "'. " 2 

Ogden.S. B.,Jr.. "I 

Oliver, IV ). " L) 

Oiler, W M 160, 392 

O'Neill, J. J., Jt. 271 

(),,,„, v. I.. I. .45,160,425 

O'Shca, R.J.. -235 

Ostcrtag.C. I. |i 47, 197,289 

Otto, C \V 48, 215. 593, 424. 421 

Otto, H E. . '60 

Owen, I- T.,Ji -160 

ii I II- 45, 161 

packci D «, SO, 400 

Parker! K .!'... 272 

Pat, . w r.,Jr 80,400 

Patton, W C 17, 19/ 

Pavelle, I. J. Jr. 80, 190 

Peacock, A I , It 235 

P ,. G It M 161 

Pcniiton, R. C. ...197, II. J ... 271 

Peterson, William s . 197, 425 

IV..,.. |. W., J. ... 198,375,397 

Pickcrt, A.J..JI " l) 

Pillar, S. A.. . . 198 

Pitcher, G W 235 

Pits, O. G., Jr, ..272,296 

p|l„i | ] 236, 501, 127 

Pollock, C. F., Jr.. ...43,80 

P ,.„v. IK. |r. H" 

Pope, I 1- ' "' 

p ,, \V. R. 121), 105, 420, 421 

Pom, K. E, 120 

P II, W. C.Ji 161,393 

Power, E. J.. 272,298 

PownallJ. H 161 

Pownall, I G 236 

Prelin, I I . I. 120 

Pylkas, K II 81, 298, 105 

Q„,nn. J. S.. 120. 107, 187 

I) „ , W i . |i . . . . 81 

RaftcryJ I. 43,81, 368 

Rainnic, W. O., Jr. .272,351 

Rainwater, R. S., Jr 236,339 

Rathbonc, H B, 81, 182 

Readdy, I I 271 

Reed, L. D 271 

Reeder, W C . 162 

Regan, W. P....... 273 

Rcilly, J. II . Jr 271, 1M, 592, 421 

R, , „..!,, nit It, W S 41, 82, 197 

Rcnner, C. J., Ji 82 

Ren i r 47. 198. 301 

RcxJ 1 121 

Re) , III, Jr. . . . 274 

Reynolds, I I 162, 582, 3931 402 

Rhoads, W. W. . 82 

Richards, G i . It .274 

Richards, I P. M , 11, 162, 2*1 

Richtcr, A J. 46. 217, 382, 399 

Rldgv, ... W G 4". 2 74 

Riley, .. D.Jt 217. 516, 527 

Ritter, L. V., Jr, 41. 162, 298, 505 

Robbins. A D. Ms 

Robbins, E. B 4S. 217 

Robertson, A. W , I. 40. 199 

Robct i, J. P., Jr. '63 

Robinson, K.M 40,199 

Roche. R. P. 42. 41, 83, 306, 399 

Rockwood,C. R ...199 

Rodes, N.G.Jr. 199, 563 

Rodgcrs, H.P.J. 83 

Rogers, D. G., ..163 

Rogers, W. H. 83,402 

Romatowski, I A , Jr 163 

Rose, D.J -274 

Rose, E. R.... 275, 508 

Rose, V. D.,Ji '21 

R I P. 83, 290 

Roth, E. S. . . . 163,375 

Rumble, J 11 200, 531, 166, 169, 401 
Ruppcl, H. II 164, 525, 526, 536 

Rusher, AH 200 

Russell. L. H. . 44. 121, 368, 420 

Russell, W. M 164. 298, 402 

Sachsc, P. C, Jr 2.17 

Sadler, R. E., Jr, 84.400 

Sanchez, B., 44,121.425 

Sanders, William T., Jt 84 

Sanders, Wilton T.Jr 84, 593 

Sansom, A. R. 122, 353 

Savage, R. A 238 

Schacfcr, W. M 275 

Schalcr, J. B 42,84 

Schctdcnhelm, R 200,302 

Schempp, I . F., Jr 85 

Schcnk, R. E 85 

Schiller, S.J 200 

Schnorr, C. H., Jr 164 

Schomakcr, J. A 122 

Schoman, C. M., Jr 164, 334, 366 

Schuknechc, A. R .43,85, 374 

Schuler, F. R 122 

Schwartz, R. E, 201, 295, 308, 325, 

126, 359, 160. 575, 420 

Scoles, E. A 85, 187 

Scott, R. L 201,352 

Scurlock, W. L. - 238 

Sears, K. P 275 

Seijas.J. C 165,392, C. H.,Jr 201,374 

Shaver, D. P. 201 

Shaw, E. A 122, 425 

Sheldon, G. M 238. 302, 392 

Shell,.... J. P. 86.353, 359,326 

Shield, D. L 123 

Shucy, C. M 275 

Siddons, R. J. 202, 401 

Sides, A. B.Jr 86 

Simpich, W. M. 86 

Sisson, L. B 42, 86.327,425 

Sisco, F-, Jr 165 

Sit:, R. W. 49276 

Skinner, D. K. 87 

Sloan, R. W. 123 

Sloan, W. D. J. 165,364 

Slonlm, C. E. 123. 325 

Small, W. 1\ 46, 202, 296, 383 

Smith, B. E., Jr 87 

Smith, C. B 276. 368, 171, 379 

Smith, C W .123, 190, 191 

Smith, F. B 165, 3S6 

Smith, F.J . .166, 387 

Smith, G P., Jr. 87. 302 

Smith. J. C ' - 

Smith, P. C. Jr.. , v , "V 

Smith, R.H.,Jr 277.402 

Smith, R. S • -2«2 

Smith, Stanford S. 277,298.389 

Smith, Stuart S. ••■'24. 382 

Smith. T. W 2 ° 2 

Smith. W.C 124.399 

Smith. W.S '66.393 

Snead, L. A 2 38 

Snyder.J.E 49,277 

Snyder. J. G 203, 328 

Sorcnson, F. G.. Jr. ..277,337,377,397 

Southwell, R. B 203 

Sowcll. R.J 239 

Spahr,A..G 44, 124,394 

Spencer, W. A 87 

Spools.,.,. P. C 239 

Staccy,E.R 124.392,401 

Stafford, L.G.,Jr 203,292 

SraggJ.B. -88 

Stanley, H. L 125 

Stegman, R. S I 66 

Steloff, A. S 278 

Stcphcns.J.T 48,239 

Stevens, G. C 88,401 

Stevens, J. M 43, 88, 325. 327, 365 

St. George, W. R 48, 239, 327 

Stockdalc.J. B 278,327 

Stone, F. K 240,399 

Stone, J. H.,Jr 125 

Stone, R.S 88 

Strickland, J. A 203 

Scrickler, R. W 204,397 

Strati, G. G 49,278 

Stuhldrehcr, J. K 240, 316 

Sullivan, J. M 240, 314, 316 

Sutliff, K. R 46, 278 

Suttles, T. E., Jt 89 

Sweetman, W. T 204 

Swenson, J. D. 279, 296 

Switier, J. L 240 

Talcoct, G. P.. 125,322 

Tangncy, J. F 45, 166, 295, 302 

Tate, G. S.Jr 125 

Taylor, L. B„ Jr 279, 290 

Taylor, R. H 167 

Teasley, W. A., Jr 89,401 

Tcply, T. R 279 

Tepper, L. A 126, 291 

Thayer, W, C 89. 394, 395 

Thienpooc, F. R 204 

Thomas, E. W 48, 241 

Thompson, J. C 241 

Thompson, R. W 241, 316, 320 

Thompson, W. E 43, 89 

Thomson. N. W 167, 390 

Thornton, J. L 204 

Thurtell, F. A 241, 301, 425 

Ticrnan, T. J 279, 327, 358, 360, 398 

Tiffany. C. C 49, 280, 298, 305 

T.lles, H. 1 48, 242, 360 

Toll, D. R 45, 167, 360 

Tomlinson, E. B.. Jr 126 

Toohill, D. L 42, 126 

Tovvncs. J. W., Jr 126 

Trickcy, E. N 127, 322 

Tucker, R. M 167, 400 

Tupper. K. S.. Jr 280 

Turnagc, R. E 90 

Turner. J. C 44, 127, 375 

Turner, S 55, 90 

Turnicr, J. C 168 

Umbel, R. P 127 

Unangst. H. S 205 

Updike, A.J 127 

Urban, J. S 42,90 

VanMatcr, P. R., Jr 45, 168. 399 

VanOsdol, R. C 168 

VanSickle, J. R 242, 392 

VanVclzcr, J. B. . . 205, 308. 363, 396, 397 

Vincy. I.J 280 

Volk, K. H 44, 128. 382, 383 

von Gcrichtcn, R. L 40, 168, 300 

von Schradcr, C. I 169. 402, 420, 421 

Vosc, F. H. E 205 

Walker, J. W 90 

Wallace, D. C, Jr 242, 327. 375, 401 

Waller, T. C, Jr 128 

Warlick, W. P 44, 128, 306 

Warren, H. L., Jr 49, 280 

Watkins, J. H„ Jr 43, 91, 399 

Watts, T. F 169 

Weary, J. P 281 

Weaver, A. V., Jr 243, 291 

Weber, K. J 128, 308, 325, 326 

Weed, J. D., Jr 205, 420 

Wcinstcin, J. W 129 

Weiss, H. A 206, 325, 347 

Weiss. H. R 47, 206 

Wcllings, T. F., Jr 91, 402 

Wells, D. M 43,91,399 

Wells, J. W 91 

Wells, R. C 129 

Welsh, L 129, 298, 305, 322, 403 

Welt, D. D 129, 322 

Wcngcr, D. B 281, 420, 374 

Wenke, R. F 243, 3.39, 382 

Werner, T. N 243 

White, B. P 92,317 

Whitegiver, R. B., II 130 

Whitmire, D. B 41, 206 

Whittle, H. D., Jr 244, 375 

Whytc, H. E 43, 92, 392 

Wiggins, B. D 130, 394 

Wilder, H. L 281 

Williams, B. D., Jr 206, 301 

Williams, H. A 244,339 

Williams, J. C 281 

Williams, J. G., Jr 282. 296, 394 

Williams, J. L..Jr 169 

Williams, T. C 42. 169 

Wilmoth, P. C 282 

Wilson, J. B 49,282 

Wilson, J. R 244, 419, 420, 421 

Wilson, R. H 244 

Wilson, V. M 130, 358. 360 

Winans, L. L 42, 130 

Wise, R. W 131, 352 

Wood, E. G 131 

Woodruff, P. E., Jr 92 

Woods, K 245, 394 

Working, P. L 47, 207, 352 

Yates, W. N 92 

Yeatman, R. P 282 

Young, L. R 245, 323 

Yuengling, D.J 47,207 

Zenncr. P., IV 131, 299 



E. R. L1PPMAN, Managing Edit 


E. M. CASSIDY, Editor 
J. R. WILSON, Associate Editor R. S. HOLLYER, Photo Manage, 


J_. A. Denton, '47, Editor D. B. Wenger, '47, Editor j. C. Bowes, 47, Editor L. Bilder, '47 Edito 
H. U. Martin, '48-B j. C. Snyder, 47 A. J. Frankel, '47 

J D. Weed, '47 

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L. H. Russell, '47, Editor R. E. Schwartz, 47, Editor T. B. Brittain, '47, 
R. I. Gornik, '48-B T. C. Waller, '47 Copy Manager ' 

G. A. Prince, '49 R. S. Brunson, '48-B, 

Office Manager 
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C. H, Brown, '4S-A 
R. R. Reiss, '49 
R. M. Ghormley, '49 


R. W. Bates, '48-B, 

D. A. Gairing, '49 
J. A. Dickson, '49 


R. E. Enright, '47, Editor 
W. D. Blevins, '47 
C. W. French, '48-B 
E. W. Meyers, '48-B 
R. D. Huntington, '48-B 
T. N. Johnson, '49 
T. P. McGinnis, '49 t 


C. L. vonSchrader, '47, 

W. C. Brewer, '48-A 
W. S. Guthrie, '49 
J. R. Hickman, '49 
J. McKenzie, '49 

C. C. Norman, '49 


W. R. Dillon, '47 

D. L. Shield, '47 
R. Crispin, '48-A 


B. H. Grier, '47, Manager 
F. A. Deaton, '47, 

Brigade circulation 
R. A. Marmet, '47, 

Outside circulation 


W. R. PORTER, Business Manager 

P. F. Basilius, '47, First Bate. 

J. B. Stagg, '47, First Co. 

O. A. Kern, '47, Second Co. 

J. B- Dillman, '47, Third Co. 

R. R. Goldsborough, '47, Fourth Co 

H. W. Maw, '47, Second Batt. 

B. A. Beckon, '47, Fifth Co. 

E. T. Mathis, '47, Sixth Co, 

W. E. Knaebel, '47, Seventh Co 

B. J. Oliver, '47, Eighth Co. 

W. M. Oiler, '47, Third Batt. 

D. G. Rogers, 47, Ninth Co. 

S. G. Murray, '47, Tenth Co. 

G. R. M. Pearson, 47, Eleventh Co 

R. P. Fletcher. '47, Twelfth Co. 


JR. Morriss 

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W. H. Foy, '47, Thirteenth Co. 

T. S. Dunstan, '47, Fourteenth Co. 

J Carlson, '47, Fifteenth Co. 

R, Scheidenhclm, '47, Sixteenth Co, 

G. D. Riley, '47, Fifth Batt. 

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J C Mctzel, '47, Nineteenth Co. 

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E R Hill, '47, Twenty-second Co. 

F. S, McGehee, '47, Twenty-third Co. 


Our graUful appreciation * extended to all those in and 
tside the Academy who have made this book. 

Especial thanks is offered to Vice Admiral Auhrcy W. Fitch, Superintendent, and 
Rear Admiral S. H. Ingcrsoll, Commandant of Midshipmen, for their spirit of cooperation toward this 
book, our Class, and this Academy ... to our Captain, Harold M. Heming, 
whose understanding, cooperation, and support as Officer-Representative steadied 
our course ... to Harry P. Lavelh of the Thomsen-Ellis-Hutton Company for immeasur- 
able aid in meeting the practical problems of printing a Lucky Bag ... to 
Peter S. Gurnet of the Jahn and Oilier Engraving Company for his transformation of our ideas into copper and 
zinc... to Max Merin of Merin Studios and Charlie Moulder for their quiet 
persistence toward maintaining the highest photographic craftsmanship ... to Michael C. ICrasner 
for his determination in directing our advertising program ... to 

Mrs. Evelyn Bodine whose talents made our scribbling art ... to Captain ^wackenhush, 

former Chief, photographic division, Bureau of Aeronautics, and to the Office of 
Public Relations, Navy Department, whose photographs gave these pages professional realism ... to the 

National Publishing Company for a cover to put our book in . . . to Josef Schiff 

for his intense personal interest ... to Republic Steel Corporation whose photograph of 
the electric furnace introduces the biographies ... to the Officers of the. Naval Academy 

for their willing assistance ... to the Company Representatives 

for their invaluable cooperation, perseverance, and industry . . . and to the 
Brigade of Midshipmen, whose story lives in these pages. 









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to the ability of its tireless staff and to the craftsmanship 

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industry at 5,589 separate screenings the world over. More than 
38,500 feature film prints were contributed, representing 983 different 
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The Packet — first plane designed specifically to carry 


The Al-Fin process— which joins aluminum to steel. 

The Duramold process — through which low density 

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strength and si illness. 

The Ranger — the only American inverted, inline, air- 
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The Strato.s cabin boost supercharger — which provides 
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200, but to them have been added circuit and construction details that set it 
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Diary of a corporation-owned rcES 




Betkpage, 1. 1., N. Y. 

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Best of Luck to 


. from ■ 

Peerless Pump Division 

makors of 


Proved in Bolllv by Iho Navy • Roliablo (or all Purpose* 

PEERLESS PUMP DIV. — Food Machinery Corp. 

n 6. Ohio; Ol il 
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of rh« famous Walvr Buffalo 

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\ quarter ol a centurj of service to Ship Service 

Stores assures an exceptional measun 

ol satisfaction and reliability 

to Na\ j men. 

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Chosen for the Naval Academy Gymnasium 


tors who are responsible lor the 
development of America's youth, 
know the many benefits offered 
by this specialty prepared gym 
lloor finish. 

They know that hands and 
bodies of pupils can contact a 
Seal-O-San finished floor with- 
out danger of infection, because 
the Seal-O-San finish seals all 
cracks and crevices that harbor 
germ-laden dirt. They know that 
a Seal O San floor is a cleaner 
floor because the penetrating 

seal covers the floor with a pro- 
tective armor finish that prevents 
dirt, moisture or wear from pierc- 
ing the surface. 

This beautiful, non-slippery 
Seal-O-San finish is mop-applied. 
without the use of skilled labor. 
It is easily kept clean by an oc- 
casional sweeping with a dry 
mop. Scrubbing is rarely needed. 

A Seal-O-San finish on your 
gym floor will make the teach- 
ing of physical culture safer — 
easier. Why not write for com- 
plete information today? 






Look ahead <5h Radar by Sperry 

• This year, Sperry Gyroscope Com- 
pany introduces its new Radar 
equipment for marine use. 

Sperry Radar lias been conceived 
to function heller in this funda- 
mental sen ice: To enable ships In 
operate on schedule regardless of 
visibility—through thick fog, heavy 
rain, dense smoke, darkness. 

As an aid to navigation it picks 
up channel markers and buoys; as- 
sists in making landfalls will, assur- 
ance: spois icebergs, floating dere- 
licts and other hazards projecting 
above surface. It also permits vessels 
to enter harbors and proceed with 

all due safety and caution through 
f,,g. Another important feature: 
Sperry Radar provide! a Gyro-Corn- 
pass-controlled image and can he 
operated by bridge personnel with- 
out extensive technical background. 
In design and construction, Sperry 
Radar reflects this company's man] 
years of experience in precision 

manufacture of marine equi] ut - 

as well as its outstanding achieve- 
ments in the field of electronics. Ill 

simplicity ami dependability, this 

new Radar exemplifies again 

Sperry's ability to build superior 

products for merchant ship aer\ ice. 




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III- Steel 




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Monson, Matt. 


(Wool Dyod) 

(Pioco Dyod) 


Lincoln, Mo. 




261 - 5lh AVENUE 


CchyratulatichJ ah4 
fye4 inch 

■k Worumbo lias supplied the Navy with 
quality uniform fabrics for over 40 years. 
The lu'sl i> none too good for the Navy. 
Our traditional High quality is famous in 
civilian fabrics too. 


It* K( I -^« -//.-. 

--, *>•«* /. it* alfmrt 

Measuring "a mountain or a mole-hill' 

7 miles up! 

The radio altimeter- tbiimeunrtJ 

-i plane's ftUCI height ahose land 
or iea in aoothei RCA contribu- 
tion to aviation. 

Old-atyle ilrimeteri ^ju oolj 

the height of the plane •DOTf m -» 
level — did not warn ol umxpn ml 
mountain's should the aircraft be 

oil course. 

This remained a baffling proh- 
lem until K< A. using a form of 

radar, developed in Altimeter that 
tells the pilot exactlj how Gu he 

is fjrOffl the ground im mediated 
heneath him. 

Kadio wi«ci are tranvmiiitd 
from i'h jirpljfH io rln MJth and 

in r i ti ( i it ii beck I in cum 1 1 tig 
time ol then licneli ii measured 
electrical!) to um milliooth ol -• 

so ond and in translated in lermj 
ot t<i i i In pilot know s Ins mi r 
altnudi al all dm. | 
through log, lOOll and i loud* 
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it retail <»t K( As |i 
ship io elet i nun i um in h j ml <h 
relopmeDi Radio ' orporatioB ol 
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Facilities for Repair Parts for all Makes of Diesel Engines 
429 WEST 17th STREET NEW YORK 11, N. Y. 


Ljreeunad .... let us not forget 





WhoLiaL Jeweieri Waritime WatcLi 


F ° " " E " l Y J " L E S K L E ' " * JOSEPH MULLER. ■ N C . 



Steel Ztrnpinf* J«Ui W hie* 

Autwvbile B«4iei 



0Ttewa6- t/ie'artzrfed totirw erufvruwCQ 

This year we celebrate the 100th Anni- 
versary of the birth of a man the world 
will long remember— known interna- 
tionally in his time as the "greatest 
living engineer." 

Early in life George Westinghouse 
showed marked inventive genius. 
When only 22 years old, he conceived 
the idea of the railway air brake . . . 
the first of many epoch-making inven- 
tions that made him world famous. 

But George Westinghouse was not 
only a distinguished inventor-lie also 
had the engineering "know how to 
develop his ideas into practical, work- 
able form. 

For example, he pioneered in the 
development of the first practical 
alternating current system for long- 
distance transmission of electric power 
the steam turbine for use on land 
and sea . . . the induction motor . . . 

railway electrification and automatic 
block signaling. 

As an industrial leader, he founded 
many companies that were to bring 
untold benefits to people all over the 
world. The largest of these is the 
Westinghouse Electric Corporation. 

The story of Ceorge Westinghouse 
is the story of a great engineer's vision 
in the growth of a new nation-and in 
the birth of a new era. 

Wherever electric power is produced 
and distributed... or electricity is used 
in industry and the home . . -or world s 
trade moves... you will find equipment 
and practices stemming from the 
genius of George Westinghouse. 

Following in the tradition, the men 
of Westinghouse are today pioneers 
and leaders in many industrial fields 
-electrical, mechanical, electronic, 
ceramic, plastic and metallurgical. 


Congratulations to the Class of ml 

* * * 


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

toaka-A o$ the iuckif Sag CtterA 


Diesel Engines 

Machine Tools 












Write for a copy of our 






Official Jewelers for the Classes 
of 1948-A and 19U8-B 

Your Class Ring .... 

To you — a symbol of achieve- 
ment .... 

To others — a mark of merit 

To us — a challenge... to produce 
a ring of quality to match your 
standard of merit and achieve- 


in ANNAPOLIS . . . 

64 State Circle 
phone Annapolis 5888 

14 Park Place 
Newark 2, New Jersey 


1407 - 1419 Capitol Ave. 

Indianapolis. Indiana 


Heat Transfer Apparatus 


G-R Equipment has been widely used in marine 
and stationary plant services for 79 years 





Here at New York's largest hotel you are con- 
venient to Army Base, Navy Yard, all govern- 
ment, naval and military activities. 

St. George guests enjoy free: use of natural salt 
water swimming pool, gymnasium, social events. 




Clark St. Sta. 7th Ave. IRT subway in hotel 

Ship Machinery 


Clipper Days 

For almost a century each new era has looked to Hyde 
for "modern" machinery to work its "modern" ships. 
While the size of equipment has increased and power 
has almost entirely superseded manual operation, the 
machinery designed and built by Hyde today is still 
the standard of efficiency and dependability. 





Propellers 52" 
and Larger 







Official U. S. Navy Photograph 

ranker pu//s alongside of 
seo fo refuel a Warship 





The Farmers National Bank 


Four wore years before ih«* Nuval 

Academy wun f< led another Insli- 

union opened iis doors for business in 
Annapolis, which, loo, has had a long 
unci proud career. 

On September 17, 1805, The Farmers 
National Bank started in business, 
adopting a policy the wisdom of which 
has enabled ii to weather the stresses of 
six wars and the financial troubles of 
the past one hundred and forty years. 

Today ii i» mill vigorous and offers you 

the benefit of those policies' which have 

been proven correct by the experience 

of over four generations. 


i « o r. 

19 15 



Are Standard in All llranehen of the Service 




Industrial finishes for shells, bombs, gas 
masks, expeditionary containers, machine tools, 
aircraft wiring systems, aircraft plywood, 
pigmented textile colors for camouflage 
nets, camouflage cloth and other fab- 
rics, printing inks, lithographing 
and rotogravure inks, coated 
water-proof fabrics for the 
armed forces, oilcloth, 
pigments, titanium 
dioxide, carbon 
paper and 


350 Fifth Avenue, New York 1, N. Y. 

There art twenty-nine factories ami seventy-eight branches of Inter, 
chemical Corporation ami its subsidiary and affiliated eompaniu 
locale,/ throughout the United States and Canada. 




W WaterfreHt 


With Mayers' Certificate oi Guarantee 

Sold thwuyh 1'osl Exchanges ui»l 
Ship's Service Stores tor over 33 years 

L. & C. Mayers Co., have special- 
ized in fine diamonds since 1912. 
Each Mayers diamond . . . exquisite 
in color, cut for hrilliancc and 
beautifully set . . . is sold with a 
Certificate of Guarantee, stating ex- 

act weight and quality . . . and ex- 
tending the privilege of full return 
of purchase price within one year. 
If our Diamond Price List is not 
available at your Ship's Service- 
Store, kindly communicate with us. 

M A 1 I. 




When in New York visit our salesrooms. 


Diamond Merchants Since 1912 


I.. & C. Mayers Co., 545 Fifth Avenue, New York 17 

Please send me illustrations and quotations. (Weareglad to make 
specific suggestions it you lei us know approximately what you 
to spend.) 

Wherever Navy men gather — in ihc ward- 
room, the library or at the Officer's Club — 
reminiscences of landlubber days of relax- 
ation at this famous hostelry become the 
Order of the Day. 

Single with bath from $4.00 

Double with bath from 6.00 

Suites from 9.00 

Charles W. Sehwefel 

Managing Director 





New York City, N.Y. 



The Eyes of the World 

As you go forth to join our valiant Navy . . . remember it has fallen upon 
you to carry the torch of America's unconquerable spirit ... to keep the world 
safe for freedom and decency. Under the water, on the sea, and in the air . . . 



America's Oldest and Foremost Makers of Fine 


Are Upon You Now 

our U.S. Navy has become the greatest sea-borne power in the world. 
Bravo, Navy! Hail, Men of '47. The blessings, prayers and fervent hopes of 
fhe entireltion are with you now. Godspeed-and Happy I*n*ng.l 

Uniforms to the Nation 


for 122 Years - 

Since 1824 







Arundel Corporation 




Sand - Gravel - Stone and 
Commercial Slag 

Arundel -Brooks 
Concrete Corporation 



Certified Quality from Graded Materials 


Office and Plant 



Wolfe 8200 



F<y ¥lifih$ MwAepwerl 


Born of Socony-Vacuum's vast petroleum experience— the world's greatest catalytic cracking pro- 

gr am_"Flying Horsepower," was a deadly war weapon for Uncle Sam. Now, it promises sensational 

new driving performance for youl 

With Socony-Vacuum's catalytic cracking capacity at full peace-time output, the sensational new 

Mobilgas will deliver "Flying Horsepower" in your car. The same super fuel ingredients-responsible 

for "Flying Horsepower" in the air— bring you flashing new pick-up power on the roadl 

"Flying Horsepower" in your car! ... new driving thrills in store for you at the Sign of the Flying 

Red Horse! 








Jime ii on ijoue ~>ide . 



in Colonial Annapolis 

The Navy knows Carvel Hall 

. . . its food . . . its traditional hospitality . . ■ 

and its excellent service. 

Carvel Hall is Annapolis' best. 


Morgan J. Smith, Mnimger 

pree v 






On Kiii^ George Street opposite Naval 'Academy 

Builders of 






9-11 Melcher Street Established in 1881 Boston, Mass. 

We are proud to be working 
with the 



United Slates Navy . . . Originally 

awarded December 31, 1941. 

Re-awarded July 18, 1942. February 3, 

1913. June 30, 1943, February 7, 1944, 

and February 15. 1945. 

Beatrice Steel Tank 
Manufacturing Company 


Quality Merchandise 

Easily selected at your Ship's Service Store by consulting 
BENNETT BROTHERS' BLUE BOOK illustrating thou- 
sands of useful articles. 

When in New York or Chicago you are cordially invited 
to visit our showrooms. Signed orders from your Ship s 
Service Officer will be gladly honored. 


Diamonds, Jewelers and Silversmiths 

485 Fifth Avenue 

30 Eust Adams Street 










Ask your Ship's Service Officer to show you the 


Send orders througb your Ship's Service Store. 


The high-sign of friendliness 

. . . how to make friends 

and refresh people 

Everybody welcomes the genial invitation Have a Coke. 
It brings a friendly spark of response from ali-says Let's 
get together. Ice-cold Coca-Cola and friendliness just naturally 
match up . . ■ turning the pause that refreshes with ice-cold 
Coke into a happy, sociable occasion. 



1Z5 Barclay Street 

New York City 



Construction Equipment 


Phone: Dayton 9-5300 



Traction Ditchers, Finegraders, Bulldozers, Spreaders 

Earth Drills 

Hi-Pressure Hydraulic Hose 

Porlabie Crushers, Screens, Elevators 

Clamshell Buckets 


Hydraulic Shove! Loaders 

Heavy Duly Trailers 

Black Top Road Maintenance Equipment 

Power Units and Generator Sets 

Shovels, Cranes, Draglines, Pullshovels 

Dragline Buckets 


Paving and Concrete Mixers 



Detachable flock Bits 

Compressors, Rock Driiis 


Architects & Engineers 



■ 514 

Sulim Sbxs an it trltril /ran My Mft smia slm, nnyiimi, <.//»«. 

aba,, in blnci) ml N: ,1,1 (an Aoialim famiu in *»»»). All «t tt, Naral Atalag last. 

Purveyors to the Academy for More Than 40 Years 

QUClUtU, the kind you can count on, is nothing new to Stetson. We have had the high 
honor of supplying Stetson shoes to the Naval Academy since the Spanish 
War. Shoemaking methods have changed almost as much as shoe styles in 
these four decades. But there has never been a change in this one basic order 
at Stetson be good enough for the Navy, a shoe has got to be as good as Stetson 
can make it. And that, gentlemen, is very good indeed. The Stetson Shoe 
Company, Inc., South Weymouth 90, Massachusetts. 

Less By The Year 

STETSON SHOES... More By The Pair 




NDR1 CO., Inc. 





Machined, Plated, 




O F 


for Sea-Qoing 

THIS trademark has just one 
meaning— fine foods by the famous, 240-year-old 
house of Crosse & Black well. Whether on shore or 
at sea, men of the Navy can enjoy the many good 
things to eat concocted from world-renowned Crosse 
& Blackwell recipes. We're proud to serve you! 



Fine Foods Since 1706 



Most Modern-Fastest-Fire Protection 





General Depository of the 
Treasurer of the United States 


The Federal Reserve System 

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 

Resources Exceeding 


Church Circle and Gloucester St. Annapolis, Md. 


via Ttlackay Ttodio* 


to All Parts of the World 


to Snips at Sea 

Marine Radio Equipment — Sales and Service 


HEAD OFFICE: 67 BROAD STREET. NEW YORK 4, N. Y. BOwling Green 9-3800 

No. 8 Dupont Circle, ADams 9000 

22 Battery Street, GArfield I 303 

Compliments of 

American Bearing Corporation 





During World War II more than 450 fighting 
ships— a fleet in itself— swept out of Beth- 
lehem yards to carry the colors and our 
naval might to the farthest corners of the 

These warships included the Aircraft 
Carrier U.S.S. Lexington (CV16), formidable 
spearhead of the war against Japan. Her log 
shows that from her commissioning in 1943 
to her triumphant entry into Tokyo Bay, this 
"fighting lady" steamed 193,653 miles; 
destroyed and damaged more than 1,500 
planes and a million and a half tons of 

Japanese fighting and cargo ships; withstood 
with only "superficial damage" the shocks 
of an enemy torpedo and Kamikaze plane 
attack; and "weathered typhoons, the heat 
of the tropical sun, ice on the flight deck, and 
long periods at sea without any noticeable 
adverse effects." 

But building fighting craft was only part of 
Bethlehem's wartime task, and from Sep- 
tember 1939 to the Japanese surrender yards 
of the company also built about 600 merchant- 
men and repaired, serviced and converted 
more than 35,000 ships. 

QUINCY YARD Quincy, Man. 

STATEN ISLAND YARD Stolen Island, N. Y. 


Sparrows Point, Md. 

SAN FRANCISCO YARD .... San Francisco, Calif. 
SAN PEDRO YARD . . Terminal Island, San Pedro, Calif. 

BOSTON HARBOR Atlantic Yard 

Simpson Yard 

NEW YORK HARBOR .... Brooklyn 27th St. Yord 

Brooklyn 5fith St. Yard 

Hoboken Yard 

Stolen Island Yard 


SAN FRANCISCO HARBOR ... San Francisco Yard 
Alameda Yord 

SAN PEDRO HARBOR iPon ol los A nQe l BS l . San Pedro Yard 


SP/u/iittitdiiujf S&Jtee&c&n 

General Offices: 25 Broadway, New York City 


Waverly Oil Works 


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 






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Nine KEMP units 
like this will dry enough ^ 
recirculated air lo protect 
a $75,000,000 battleship 
(ram (he ravages of moisture. 

Hudson Bay 
Mining and Smelting 

Co., Limited 

Producers of 

Copper - Zinc - Gold 

Silver - Cadmium 

Selenium and Tellurium 

Mine and Metallurgical Plants 


Hydro Electric Plants 


participates extensively 
in the NAVY proaram of 

SHIP PRESERVATION (Inactive Fleets) 


405 E. Oliver Street • Baltimore, Maryland 





one piece" pipe lines for your ship . . 

. . . with WALSEAL* 

I. Preparation for brazing 

1 ri 

2. Tube is heated 

^T^ m v^ ^B 

^B J 

3. filling is heated 

4. Both tube and fitting heated 

It's likely you'll soon be one of the lucky lads assigned 
,o a vessel whose copper, brass or copper nickel pipe 
lines are fitted with Silbraz* joints made with Walseal 
Fittings or Walseal Valves. If so, we know they'll 
increase your peace of mind because a Silbrazed system 
means a "one piece" pipe line with no potential joint 

Skippers who were shipmates with Silbraz joints 
during the war will tell you that when hell was poppin' 
on deck there was no need to worry about the Silbraz 
system below. Silbraz joints can't creep or part under 
any temperature, pressure, shock, or vibration condition 
which the pipe itself can survive. Good luck! 
•Pannttd— Reg. U. S. Pat. Off. 

Make it a "one-piece pipe line" with WALSEAL 


valves and fittings 

60 EAST «nd STREET, NEW YORK 17, N. Y. 


L^ompument4 oj 

American Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. 





builders of the 


Specialists in the 
development and 
manufacture of 
high frequency 
communications equipment for radio 
hams, short wave listeners and all 
who want superb radio performa 




R. R. Station 


Ownod and Operated by 


Purchasers of 

Gold, Silver, and Lead Ores 

Producers of 

"Bunker Hill" Brand of Pig Lead, Pig Antimony, Refined 
Gold and Silver, Copper Sulphate and Antimonial Lead 

Tor information regarding ore rates, address 



Over 40 years of successful, painstaking effort devel- 
oped rhese immaculate plants where PHILLIPS DELICIOUS 
canned foods are packed. 

During the war, Phillips cooking craftsmanship won the 
Army-Navy "E" with Three White Stars. 

Now . in days of Peace . ... PHILLIPS DELICIOUS 
canned foods will continue to reflect the same zealous de- 
termination that every product be outstanding in quality, 
purity and flavor. 










CVB • "\I1I>\Y\1 ' 





the name that's 

with America 

A. G. Spalding & Bros. 

Div. of Spalding Sales Corp. 

They Please 


of Navy Men 









but Jet Propulsion 
gets 'em out! 

Forced down in shallow Ascarate 
lake at El Paso, this Martin 
Mariner seemed to be hopelessly 
bogged down. 

But Captain William Gore at- 
tached four jet-propelled rockets 
to the fuselage of the plane, two 
on either side, just behind the 
wing, and was able to get the 
huge boat off the shallow puddle 
before he had crossed half 
its length. 

Each of the rockets used devel- 
oped 300 additional horsepower 
for 12 seconds . . . gives the 
needed lift to take planes and 
flying boats out of tight spots. 
Full information furnished 
on request. 





Compliments of 


H^ P i 


Brown & Sharpe 
Mfg. Co. 

Providence 1, R. I. 

Milling Machines 
Grinding Machines 
Screw Machines 
Machinists' Tools 
Cutters and Hobs 
Arbors and Adapters 
Screw Machine Tools 
Vises and Pumps 

Permanent Magnet 

Other Useful Equipment 

Positively Identity 


With millions of articles just alike there's only one way to 
protect your own . . . mark it with your name! 

The best method is to use 


for permanent, economical, positive identification. Easy to 

attach by sewing or with Cash's NO-SO Cement (25c a tube). 


Sold by Ship's Stores. Post Exchanges, and Department 

Stores, everywhere . . .Ask your dealer or write to 


Dept. N. A. 47 • SOUTH NORWA.LK. CONN. 


Jvn€wm a/iound the weMa 






/<, »„,/■<• yw .>/«;/ „/,/,«■>«»/ etie 

FLOYD K. RUSH, Rnident Manager 





Here we see two midshipmen inspecting 
a De Laval turbine driven IMO Oil Pump 
installed at Annapolis for purposes of in- 

Later, on shipboard, they will renew their 
acquaintance with De Laval-IMO Pumps, 
and also with De Laval centrifugal pumps, 
turbine driven generating sets, geared tur- 
bine propulsion units and reduction gears. 


Manufacturers of all grades of 
cast rolls; iron and alloy iron, 
steel and alloy steel. Heavy iron 
and steel castings, and rolling mill 




-th-jit 1 


.2 ill HBtflPHT - 

fjX§pI (watf&f H A N U FAC T.U_RING_. CO HP A N Y 


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• Years of unfailing lights are not too much to 
ask of a Ronson lighter. Ronson combines precision crafts- 
manship, flawless materials and the famous patented Ronson 
one-finger, one-motion action-Press, it's lit! Release, it's out. 
Increasing quantities of the Ronson Whirlwind, shown above, 
and other models for pocket and handbag are now going 

to your dealers. 

More than 14,000,000 Ronsons have been sold. 


In rich silver plate, the ever 
popular, exquisitely fashioned 
Crown Table Lighter by Ronson 
is becoming increasingly avail- 
able. Hallmarks of smart and 
gracious hospitality are the 
Crown and other distinctive 
Ronson table models for every 
i in your home. 

Individual orders cannot 
be filled direct 





preLtog machines serve in government-owned as well 
as the leading privately-owned uniform «««°nes. 
Purchased from ships" funds, they're also found on 
practically all combat ant ships of the Wavy. 


LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT. . . Youll find Hoffman laundry 
ea^pment on nearly all types of fighting ships 
Large installations also were made at Navy shore stations, 
land bases and training camps. Illustration shows 
laundry at a large training station. 


SPECIAL DEVELOPMENTS... Look to Hoffman also 
fo, cooperative participation in the development of 
new equipment to meet the special require mente of the 
irned services. Here are portable laundry units 
furnished to the Marine Corps. 

U. S. HOFFMAN r.'.W.lVi.J 



Ironing out old-fashioned 
production wrinkles is a habit at 
Lapointe! This 1 5 ton DRV broach- 
ing machine with a special tip- 
up fixture jumped production of 
flat iron bases a full 300%. 

The Meaning of 

THE art of developing products and product 
parts from aluminum alloys is fully exempli- 
fied in llie results of Acme engineering. 

■^ First, at the drafting board, simplification of 
design, without functional change in the casting, 
often leads to important economies in production. 

^ Acme metallurgists suggest the alloy whose prop- 
erties are best for strength and durability . . . 

•fa Acme engineers apply the most modern foundry 
techniques . . . and give final approval under rigid 
quality control. 

>jr This is aluminum engineering. It enables American 
industry to make better use of aluminum's many 
advantages as a product metal. 



New York: F. G. DJRcn Co., Ill Broadway 
Chicago; Molal PorU * Equipment Co . 2400 W. Madison 51., SI. Louis: Melol Parli & Equipment Co., 3615 Olive Si. 




5009 Calvert Road. College Park. Maryland 

Midshipman studies 
a Bailey Feed Water 
Control Valve. 

Bailey Boiler Controls 

1. Improve Maneuverability 

2. Prevent Smoke 

3. Protect Personnel and Equipment 

4. Insure Fuel Economy 

5. Carry on alone during emergencies 


C™t**t*. fa Steam, PZanlU 


First commercial use of anti-reflection coaling was by 
Bausch & Lomb-in 1939. The Balcote process is now 
standard on all Bausch & Lomb Binoculars; it greatly 
increases light transmission and sharpens image contrast, 
to make these glasses more than ever "The world's, belt, by 
any test." Bausch & Lomb Optical Co., Rochester 2, N. Y. 



U. S. IM. 


PAST We are proud, indeed, to have linked our 
achievements with those o! a Victorious Navy 
during the recent crisis. 

PRESENT We are demonstrating our ability to engi- 
neer and manulacture modern communica- 
tions equipment, so that Navy will continue to lead the 
world in peace or war. 

FUTURE We anticipate lurther assignments Irom all 
bureaus ol the Navy requiring research, de- 
sign, development and manulacture, ol equipment, 
electronic or electrical communications, operational or 

Our sincere congratulations to all Navy personnel and 
other war time contractors whose combined ellorts, make 
ours the greatest Navy in history. 


Division of 


Chicago 40, Illinois 
Engineers and Manufacturers of 

"The indispensable handbook of the 
modern Naval Academy" 

— Neic York Times 



Revised by Louis H. Bolander 

RFCENTLY revised and enlargcd-with many .Inking new photographs 
added-ANNAPOLIS TODAY is .he las. word on the tnditonj 

**g£ t St^'^Sttd^rtLongh,, and in an 
entertaining manner.' —The Lee. 

Over 300 pages. Profusely dluslraled. SJ.75 



HFRF. is .he colorful, personalized "inside story" of h 111 Fleet 
and he Ota. and men who make i. great. I „■• y .n^m«l-a nd 
ii ,■ ; :> i-llt vnit pviTVllunii vim w;inl I" Knuw .mum n" 

By the same author — each $2.75 


Reviled by Col. A. C. M. Azoy. with new phoUe 
graphs added. "Leaves nothing unsaid aim,,, the 
Military Academy."— New lor* Times. 


"Delightful reading Will make you liv 

your soldier."— Arm, Ordnance. 

• ill, 

At your 

New York 10 

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C ° U,n Iftoev^ce^cb 

. t, frequency sml1 f y ou «>» 

V° U " to con«ol CoW>n» » ions . 

ship5 ' P ^dio Company. &" Y ork 

C°« inS ^eBt« ndSUe 

Xowa; !» " — 


^ u totu° e 




The same fine quality that won favor with 
officers of fighting ships throughout the war 
. . . now yours in Annapolis-approved styles. 


r ""* Sturtevant marine equipment is installed on a majority 

(3^ of U. S. Navy Vessels. Photo shows a turbine-driven 

i Y two-stage blower with top section of blower housing 

partly removed toshowtwo-stagearrangement of rotors. 

STURTEVANT Blowers, Exhausters, Heaters, and Steam 
Turhines have demonstrated for many years their ability to 
stand up under severest marine service — built by a manufac- 
turer with 86 years air engineering experience. 


Division of JPestiiighouse Electric 
Hyde Park Boston 36 Mass. 

THE NAVY/ . . . 

Immaculate, economical LINENE 
COLLARS are worn by thousands of 
correctly dressed Navy Officers. 
Faced on. both sides with fine cot- 
ton doth, paper filler, LINENE lets 
you forget laundry expense and 
bother. Wear a crisp, comfortable 
LINENE collar every day— and just 
Joss it away when soiled. They cost 
less than 5c each! Aslt for them by 


Ford Instrument Company, Inc. 

Long Island City, New York 

Gun Fire Control Apparatus 

Scientific, Mathematical and Calculating Instruments 

Consulting Engineers 

At Your Service 



700 ROOMS 



THE PREFERRED HOTEL in New York— it is so friendly 
and comfortable. Midshipmen know that at the Piccadilly 
they are always assured of personal, interested attention — 
the utmost in service, at reasonable cost. 

Write to me direct for reservations 







For regular target practice 
with economy, the Colt Ace 
Target Automatic Pistol - 
Caliber .22 Long Rifle - is a 
highly desirable possession for 
service men. An exceptionally 
smooth operating and un- 
usually accurate arm, it is 
built on the same frame as the 

Government Model .45, is 
therefore similar in weight, 
grip and appearance, and has 
the same safety features. Bar- 
rel is super-precisioned and 
the target action hand fin- 
ished. Rear sight is of target 
design with adjustments for 
elevation and windage. 



Congratulations and Best Wishes 


Manufacturers of High Grade Shirts 




Compliments of 


31-50 Vernon Blvd. 

long island city, in. y. 

Manufacturers of 

Twin Mount Gun Shields 
For Destroyers 







and Best Wishes 

% *7/te GLil 0/ 19W 





Designers and Manufacturers of 
Naval Aircraft Radio Equipment 

BOONTON. N. J.. U. S. A 








Self-Lubricating Bearings 
Powdered Metal Parts 
Cored and Bar Stock 


Amplex Division - Detroit, Mich. 


We salute our naval forces for their 
brilliant victories on every sea. And 
we are glad to feel that the trouble- 
free performance of Kingsbury Bear- 
ings contributed its modest share to 
making possible the final triumph. 





Main Ihrml bearing! fumtihcd /or over 
6000 «/"P« from Pearl Harbor to V-l Day 

^beiianerd and W/anufacturerd of 



United States Navy 

SAB1D4MD ELECTHIC COMPANY • hewghkid, .lmnois 


iiMfipflUS -niiw-aw 

Presenting the BEST in Motion Pietnres 

Direction, F. H. Hurkee Enterprises 

Annapolis, Maryland 

JOHN SMEABMAN, tte»ident Manager 


• Communications officers know that these tele- 
phone systems played an important port in the 
activities thai brought victory. Their steadily 
increasing use in the various branches of the 
lighting service testifies to their efficiency and 
reliability in furnishing rapid, reliable com- 
munication under any and all circumstances. 


1033 Veil Van Buren St. • Chicago, Illinois 




Supple black calfskin thai takes and 
retains a brilliant shine. Best quality 




We Salute 

the Clan «$ 1947 

Frank B. Jelleii, Inc., Washington, D.C. 

One of the country's great apparel stores— far MM, misses, juniors, teea-agersl 

Yours is the first class since you began your Mid- 
shipman training to graduate into a Peacetime 
World. Yours is now the honor of becoming officers 
in a great Peacetime Navy, yours the privilege of 
contributing your greatest efforts toward maintain- 
ing a strong and mighty Fleet for protection and 
for Peace! 





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7<p Office? A... 

Army ■ Navy - Marine Corps - Coast Guard 
wherever located 


For Purchasing Automobiles 
For Making Investments 

For Direct Loans 

on monthly payment plan 

With no restriction on the movement of cars 

financed through us 


gfomc Office 
718 Jackson Place Washington, D. C. 


Carpenter Bide. Oceon Cen, « BW * 


230 Easl Foutlh St. Medicol-Profe».ionol Bldg. 


Pier 11 Bide. 




A Country Boarding School for Boys 
on the Severn River near Annapolis 


An Accredited Secondary School 

Specializing in Preparation for 

Annapolis and West Point 


ROLLAND M. TEEL, Principal 



To the* firm.* irve the Regiment from day-toJay 

we reepectfully .-all your attention 

88 Maryland Avenue 
Annapolis 2036 


Protect your uniform, and perianal properly with Annipolis Trave . S£rv i ce 
Our Special Property Floater !»r servicemen. ^^ Tmis Hotels _ etc 


l ew( l, , Sil\ri>mitli> 

RegUtered lewelert 



Imerican Gem Socwl) 

TEL. 1991 

The Brigade'* FlorUl 

Sj/ir ^/tititiij'olii ZriOWW -J/io^ 
mis stiw Mil TRADER 
Succmioi to ' I Stewart i sari] Closed II"" da) 


l\ (i NNER1 ii li SPEED and MXI it \C\ 
IN ICE CHI' VIM rappUed by 


It i> health-giving, body-building Vitamins thai ohi « 

ing Midshipmen to Ituik) Naval Officers whose efficienc] 
i. determined b) the stale "I their physical well-being, 

sol mi n\ l»»inu> ICE CBBAM 

i ■ undoi nipi n bdi i 


|>HONI 2688 2689 




."> Miir\l;iiul Vvenue 


■ |n 1)1,1 Store with a New Selling" 

I'flie Best Sandwiches in Town) 

Telephone 4.11 1 - 171) Main Street Win. A. Clark, Prop. 

The Rcxall Drug Store 

ifti for C*veryone 








Lester B, vVayson, Prop. 


Flowen Delivered l>\ II ire 

Dial . . . 3200 


See \nnapotis Telephone Directory 

Compliments of 

i: ahi.s— it vMioiPii to. 


Naval and Civilian Tailor 

Annapolis, Maryland 

June Ball glamour gowns 

Jane Englel dresses 
fur garden parties and all 

,1mm Wim'I, ui:i:;i!iiuii!i 


Specialty JJress Shop 


wwi'oi IS, MARY1 VND 

— ' 

Congratulations, Class of 1947 

We Mope yo„ Witt Km-U 


As the "RADIO AND RECORD" store that always 
strived to please. We will continue to serve you 
if you "ill let "s. lusl send us your order I". 
records. We will mail them to you anywhere, on 
land or sea. 

We extend our invitation to visit the enlarged 
modern Record and Radio Department and to take 
advantage of our new Photographic Department. 
We hope you will also feel free to consult our 
Service Departmenl about your radio problem 
Take advantage of the Professional Service avail- 
able through Mr. Eugene L. Mbright, Recognized 
Radio Engineer. 



78 Maryland Avenue 


I'll ■ I7RI 

Peerless Uniform Comuiiny 










PERSONAL CARDS— Printer! or Engraved 

Prompt Service - Reasonable Prices 
All kinds of commercial and social printing 

WHITMORE Printing and Stationery Co. 

Annapolis, 6660 286 West Street, Annapolis 


138 Main Street 

Annapolis, Md. 


Compliments of 

more at the 


Give Yourself A Treat and Enjoy 
Our College Atmosphere 



Cars Available for 

Weddings and Funerals 

Dial 5959 

Congratulations and Best Wishes 
to the Class of 1947 






Congratulations to the Class of '47 


Congratulations to the Class of '47 








Diamonds — Watches — Jewelry 

Watch Repairing 


Annapolis, Maryland 


Gifts & Electrical Appliances 


Index to Advertisers 


Academy Flower Shop 53b 

Acme Aluminum Alloys, Inc 528 

Aerojet Engineering Corp 595 

Aerial Products, Inc 485 

Aircraft Radio Corporation 532 

Air-Track Manufacturing Company 528 

Albright's 537 

American Bearing Corporation 517 

American Pharmaceutical Company 520 

American Tar Company 520 

Anderson Bros. Consolidated Co's., Inc 535 

Annapolis Flower Shop 53b 

Annapolis Dairy Product Co 538 

Annapolis Theatres 534 

Arundel-Brooks Concrete Corporation 510 

Arundel Corporation, The 510 

Automatic Electric Sales Company 534 

Babcock & Wilcox Company, The 523 

Bailey, Banks & Biddle Company 477 

Bailey Meter Company 528 

Bally Manufacturing Company 52b 

Bancroft Cap Company 493 

Bath Iron Works Corporation 510 

Bausch & Lomb Optical Company 529 

Beatrice Steel Tank Manufacturing Co 512 

Bellevue-Stratford, The 525 

Bennett Brothers, Inc 512 

Bethlehem Steel Company 518 

BG Corporation, The 482 

Brown & Sharpe Mfg. Company 525 

Bunker Hill Smelter 521 

Carvel Hall 512 

Cash's 525 

Chrysler Corporation — Amplex Division. ... 533 

Coca-Cola 513 

Collins Radio Company 529 

Colt's Patent Fire Arms Mfg. Company 531 

Columbia Jewelry Company 538 

Conhagen, Incorporated, Alfred 500 

C-O-Two Fire Equipment Company 51b 

County Trust Company of Maryland 51b 

Cover Dual Signal Systems, Inc 529 

Cox & Stevens Aircraft Corporation 532 

Crosse & Blackwell 51b 

Cummings Machine Works 512 

Cunningham-Lee 537 

Curtiss-Wright Corporation 483 

Davis Stationery 538 

De Laval Steam Turbine Company 52b 

Douglas Shoe Company, W. L 534 

Earls-Randolph Company 53b 

Eaton Paper Company 522 

Electric Boat Company 474 

Esmond Mills, Inc., The 533 

Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corp 489 

Farmers National Bank, The 50b 

Federal Services Finance Corporation 535 

Florsheim Shoe Company, The 530 


Ford Instrument Company, 


... 531 

Funk & Wagnalls Company . 

... 529 

General Machinery Corporation . . . 

. . 502 

Gerwick,. Inc., Ben C 

. 50b 

GibbscVCox, Inc 

. . 521 

Gieves, Ltd 


Goetze, Inc., A. F 

.... 532 

. 535 

Graham. Anderson, Probst Si White. . 

. 514 

... 53b 

Griscom-Russell Company. . 

... 504 

Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation 495 

Hallicrafters Company 521 

Hamilton Foundry & Machine Company. . . 502 

Hayes Manufacturing Corporation 500 

Herff-Jones Company 503 

Hillborn-Hamburger, Inc 524 

Hodge & Hammond, Inc 514 

Hotel Gramcrcy Park 507 

Hotel Piccadilly 531 

Hotel St. George 504 

Horstmann Uniform Company, The 50b 

Hudson Bay Mining &! Smelting Co., Ltd . . 519 

Huntington Laboratories, Inc 49b 

Hyde Windlass Company 504 

Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation 494 

Interchemical Corporation 50b 

Jahn & Oilier Engraving Company 470 

Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Company 538 

Jelleff Frank R., Inc 534 

Jenkins, Inc 53b 

Karpen, S. & Bros 488 

Kemp, C. M., Mfg. Company 519 

Kingsbury Machine Works, Inc 533 

Klein, Muller & Horton, Inc 500 

Krementz & Company 493 

Lapoint Machine Tool Company, The 528 

Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company 475 

Little Campus 538 

Littlestown Hardware &i Foundry Company 516 

Log, The 471 

Lucky Tiger Manufacturing Company 519 

Mackay Radio & Telegraph Company, Inc. 517 

Magnavox Company, The - ■ ■ 490 

Manger Hotels 518 

Marion Institute ^° 

Mayers, L. C. Co 507 

Merin Studios 4(lt > 

Merriam Company, G &i C 478 

i Metcalf Brothers & Company 488 

Meyers, Henry B. Company .. - 538 

Meyer, Inc., N. S -*87 

Mirror Grill and Restaurant 538 

Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co., The 492 

Moran Towing & Transportation 480 

Motion Picture Industry 472 

Mullins Manufacturing Corporation 492 

Nanco. Inc 4q(1 


National Company. Inc 494 

National Publishing Company 502 

National Roll Cv 1-oundrv Company 52b 

National Toddle House Corporation... -> 1 1 

Navy Relief Society 4Sh 

Newport News Shipbuilding 8l Dry Dock Co. 522 

Okonite Company, The 4S0 

O Sullivan Rubber Corporation 17,s 

Peerless Pump Division. . . 49b 

Peerless Uniform Company 5(7 

Phillips Packing Company, Inc 521 

Radio Corporation of America 499 

Reed's Sons. Jacob 508 and 509 

Reversible Collar Company 5 30 

Rock River Woolen Mills 484 

Ronson Lighters 527 

Sanford Shirt Company 511 

Sangamo Electric Company 533 

Schrader's Son, A 488 

Schutte oJ Koerting Company 478 

Scott cv Company, Inc., Walter 484 

Seaman's Bank for Savings, The 48b 

Severn School 535 

Sexauer cV Lemke, Inc 532 

Sinclair Refining Company 505 

Slayton Insurance Agency 53b 

Smith-Meeker Engineering Company 514 

Snyder, Sam 537 

Socony-Vacuum Oil Company, Inc 511 

Southern Dairies 53b 

Spalding & Bros., AG 522 

Sperry Gyroscope Company. Inc 497 

Sprague Electric Company 490 

Stearns 538 

Stetson Shoe Company Inc., The 515 

Sturtevant Company, B. F 530 

Sun Oil Company 481 

Tampa Shipbuilding Company 530 

Tide Water Associated Oil Company 484 

Tiffany & Company 471 

Tilghman Company 53b 

Thomsen-EUis-Hutton Company 4b8 

United Services Automobile Association- 492 
United States Naval Institute 47b 

U. S. Hoffman Machinery Corporation .. . 527 

Vreeland. D. R ^ m 

Vulcan Ironworks -479 

Walworth Company 520 

Waverly Oil Works Company 518 

Weems System of Navigation 538 

Westinghouse Electric & Mfg. Company 501 
Whitmore Printing & Stationery Co 538 

Wilson Line. Inc 4<w 

Wilson. James R. . 53x 

Wing Manufacturing Company, L. J 514 

Worumbo Company 4qx 

Yellow Cab 53K 


LUCKY BAG 1947 .H6275457 








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